The ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, has formally launched his campaign ahead of next February’s election.
At the rally, Presidential Candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu promised to “build a Nigeria where all citizens will be able to build a decent life from the fruits of their individual and collective endeavour”.
President Muhammadu Buhari was among the party leaders who attended the rally at a stadium in the central city of Jos.
He mistakenly started to mention the main opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in his prayers when he meant to say the APC.
“God bless Nigeria, God bless PD….,’’ he said, but quickly corrected himself, mentioning the APC repeatedly in the remainder of the prayers. Tinubu is among nearly 20 candidates competing to succeed Mr Buhari, who is serving his second and final term in office.