By SaharaReporters, New York
If he does, he will be doing so for a fourth time, and in every election since Nigeria’s return to a democratic system.
His statement came on a day in Abuja when Buhari’s character was acknowledged by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, who described him as an “upright” man.
Buhari had previously said he would not run again after 2011, but he indicated he might reconsider that position because of pressures from Nigerians and different groups.
The CPC leader made the remarks at the headquarters of the Congress for Progressive Change in Abuja where he had gone to show solidarity to some troubled members of its National Executive Committee (NEC). Only recently, the NEC was sacked by a faction of the party, and a factional leader installed.
“I said I was not going to submit myself for re-election in 2015,” he recalled. “But then I said, I would allow my party to decide. Since then, people have been coming, individually and groups, they have been talking to me.”
Obasanjo made his comment at a book launch in Abuja, at which Buhari was also present. Obasanjo, the two-time leader who is facing serial attacks upon his character and legacy from various sources, said he had found Buhari’s record to be unblemished.