Nigeria's Buhari gets party nod to run for second term

Published: September 30, 2018 15:07:47 | Updated: October 03, 2018 16:04:15


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari seen in this Reuters file photo

Nigeria’s ruling party has nominated President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate to stand for re-election in February 2019, a spokesman for Buhari said late on Saturday.

Buhari had run unopposed on Friday in a nationwide primary for nomination as the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress. The main opposition People’s Democratic Party has not yet selected a candidate to oppose him, according to a Reuters report Sunday.

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