President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that he announced his decision to seek re-election in 2019 in order to stop distraction from governance.
Buhari said the uncertainty over whether he will seek re-election or not, has been distracting the focus of his administration from vital issues, such as security, anti-corruption campaign and the economy.
Buhari, who made this known, while receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace, Justin Welby in London, believes that politics should not be a distraction.
He told the Archbishop that, he is seeking re-election in 2019, following appreciation by Nigerians of the achievements of his administration.
On the bloody clashes between farmers and killer herdsmen, Buhari said the clashes which are age-long, was worsened recently by the influx of gunmen from the Sahel region of Africa, into West Africa region.
The gunmen, according to him, are trained and armed by late president Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, who escaped from the country with their guns, with some of them joining Boko Haram sect or and herdsmen in nigeria.
Buhari however said he is worried that in Nigeria, the issue of killer herdsmen which is economic and sociological, is being politicised.Please subscribe to our newsletter