LIVE UPDATE: Buhari Presidential declaration

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari will today formally declare his intention to contest the February presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at Eagles Square, Abuja.

This will be his fourth attempt. He contested the presidential polls in 2003, 2007 and 2011.

Although he had promised not to contest again, the APC leader said he decided to come out again because of the deteriorating state of the nation.

Mr. Buhari, a retired general, popularly called GMB, will contend with several other aspirants, including a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, in the primary of Nigeria’s opposition party, come December.

Festus Owete and Sani Tukur are already at Eagles Square to bring you live updates of the event.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This post has been reviewed to correct the impression that a former Governor of Lagos, Bola Tinubu, was at the event. Our reporters heard one of the masters of ceremony at the event made that announcement. But we have since been told that it was the former governor’s wife, Remi Tinubu, a senator, who attended the event in the company of another senator, Babafemi Ojudu. We apologize for the error.


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