Nigeria’s Buhari meets governors amid reports they would back second term bid Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021


Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, met with governors of his own party on Tuesday amid reports they would give him the green light to run for another term in office.

Why it matters: Nigerians go to the polls in February next year to elect a new President and Mr. Buhari has been losing his popularity almost every month since he assumed power in 2015. Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has urged him not to run, branding his time in office as a failure. The same call came from former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida. A former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, had dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress and announced he would be challenging Mr. Buhari in the next election.

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Timetable for elections in Nigeria: General elections will be held in Nigeria on 16 February 2019 to elect the President and National Assembly members.They will be the sixth quadrennial elections since the end of military rule in 1999. Presidential primaries are likely to be held during the last six months of 2018. In March.

How is a Nigerian President elected? For anyone to become President of Nigeria in the first round of a presidential election, they must win over 50 percent of the national vote, and over 25 percent of the vote in at least two-thirds of the 36 states.

The 360 members of the House of Representatives are elected using first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies while the 109 members of the Senate are elected from 36 three-seat constituencies based on the States and one single-member constituency based on the Federal Capital Territory, all by first-past-the-post voting.

With criticisms exploding and calls for him not to run multiplying, Mr. Buhari has been trying to unite his party behind him. He appointed ally Bola Ahmed Tinubu to engage in peace building and reports had said today’s meeting was meant to secure his party’s support.

He received in audience APC Governor’s Forum led by Chairman of the Forum Owelle Rochas in State House on 3rd April 2018.

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