Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar, a Muslim from the country's north who was nominated on Sunday as the main opposition party's poll contender. Buhari, a 75-year-old former military ruler, was the sole candidate for his ruling All Progressives Congress party, so his confirmation by some 7,000 delegates gathered in the capital Abuja was a mere formality on Saturday.
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Publish date : 2018-10-08 03:18:26