President Buhari Explains Why He Is Seeking Re-election
President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is seeking re-election to
consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development.
President Buhari stated this yesterday at a town hall meeting tagged ‘The Candidates’ organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA Media in Abuja
He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominated him as its presidential candidate because he had delivered on the campaign promises of the party.
“We want Nigerians to remember where we were in 2015, where we are now and where we are going,” he said.
On fears of losing the 2019 presidential election, President Buhari stated that it wont be a big deal because he had lost same election three times before his eventual victory in 2015.
According to him, he had lost elections since 2003 until 2015 when luck smiled on him, noting that he had had to go to court to contest his proclaimed defeat in various courts of the land to no avail during those periods.
“Well, it will not be the first time I would lose an election. I lost in 2003 and went to court for 30 months. I lost in 2007 and went to court for 18 months. I lost in 2011 and went to court for eight months, all the way to the Supreme Court. What they were doing at the time was to write marks and said anyone who disagreed should go to court. But God dey,” he said.