The Nigerian political landscape is currently in a frenzy thanks to the upcoming general elections scheduled for February 2019. Many political parties are in a panic to identify potential Presidential candidates while the incumbent, Buhari remains silent on his stance for re-election.
The Nigerian Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set an October 7 deadline for all parties to nominate their candidates for the upcoming election. This leaves the parties with five months from October to February to field a good candidate and mount a strong campaign to win the Nigerian peoples vote.
President Muhammadu Buhari has remained silent on whether he will seek a second term in the polls and this has created uncertainty among Nigerians on how the future of their country will be decided.
In December 2017, Buhari, 75 returned from London where he had spent months receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness. Since his return, he has traveled to a number of States in the country in what others claim may be a test to how well he can fare ahead of the grueling 2019 campaign.