The president ended months of speculation when he officially announced his intention to seek re-election next year during a meeting with the National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday, April 9, 2018.
In a statement signed by the president’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Thursday, April 12, 2018, there’s a plan in place to convince the Nigerian people that the president’s administration has made marks on their lives.
He said there’s a platform being created where the achievements of the president’s administration will be displayed for everyone to see.
Motivational speaker and leadership coach, Fela Durotoye, became the second aspirant to officially declare his intention to contest for president after he joined the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN) on February 22, 2018. Omoyele Sowore, the publisher of online news platform, Sahara Reporters, declared his intention to run just days later on February 25.
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, was the first aspirant to have officially declared his intention to contest after his announcement in September 2017.
A former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, Lagos-based businessman, Ahmed Buhari, and IT entrepreneur, Adamu Garba II are also in the running.
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is expected to be President Buhari’s biggest challenger after he left the APC and moved back to the PDP.