President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday declared that he will seek re-election next year, asserting that he would win the 2019 presidential election.
He revealed that his confidence stems from him not being found wanting in former public positions he occupied before now, including governor and chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund.
Speaking in Bauchi, where he is on a two-day visit, the President said,
“I contested election for the first time, second and third times, but lost. I said good and contested election again for the fourth time and won. I am telling you, I am going to contest election again for the seat of president and I will win because I have never been found wanting.
“I served as a president, governor and chairman of Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), but never looted the treasury like Nigerian past leaders, who own 20 to 30 houses, while some Nigerians cannot afford one room to sleep in.”