A former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, has declared his intention to run in the presidential poll on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2015 general elections according to a Channels TV report.
General Buhari told a gathering of supporters in Abuja on Tuesday that he would make a formal declaration soon.
He called for their continued support and sacrifice, describing the APC as a credible opposition.
“For the first time, the credible opposition in Nigeria – the APC – has come together in order to give the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a good run for its money,” he said.
General Buhari was the presidential candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, one of the parties that merged to form the APC, in the 2011 general election but lost to President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP.
If the former Head of State goes ahead with his plans to run, it would be the fourth time that he would be running for the position.
Last week, a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, declared interest in running for the same position under the APC, setting the ground for a very competitive if not bitter presidential primaries contest with other APC politicians who are yet to declare their intentions to vie for the position of the presidential flag bearer for the party.