Presidency denies report on Buhari’s alleged withdrawal from 2019 race


By Anthony Ogbonna

Presidency has debunked a news report quoting President Muhammadu Buhari as saying he does not know whether he would contest the 2019 presidential election.

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President Buhari was quoted to have granted a radio interview in which he allegedly said that he did not know whether he would seek re-election in 2019.

Reuters had cited Buhari as saying in the interview that the decision was both personal and also one for all Nigerians.

But the presidency, through Buhari’s personal assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad, denied the interview, saying the person who allegedly granted the interview was not Buhari and that Buhari had not given any interviews on Thursday.

The presidency also said in a series of tweets that “it’s too early to start talking about next year elections when there are so…

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