#Nigeria2015: Goodluck Jonathan presidential declaration – Live Update

President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, is declaring his intention to contest the February 2015 presidential election today.

Mr. Jonathan, 57, will most likely be the candidate of his party in next year’s election. If reelected, Mr. Jonathan would remain in power till 2019. That would be a record almost 10 years in office as president.

Mr. Jonathan, an immensely lucky man, was sworn-in as late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s deputy on May 27, 2007. But after his boss fell ill, he became Acting President on February 9 2010.

Following the passage of Mr. Yar’Adua on May 6, 2010, Mr. Jonathan was sworn-in as President. He was then elected for a fresh term of four years in 2011, which runs out in May next year.

The president is now seeking a fresh term. After several months of preliminaries, the journey officially begins today with a formal declaration of his intention at the premium event venue in the nation’s capital, Eagles Square.

Follow the event as it unfolds through the eyes of our reporters who are at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the event.




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