Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria's Minister of Communication, has received President Muhammadu Buhari's blessings to contest the 2019 governorship election of Oyo State, under the aegis of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Shittu had written a letter, seeking the president's approval, on his intention to contest the governorship of his state, Oyo, in 2019.
According to Tribune, Buhari responded to the letter, approving Shittu's intention.
The president also pledged that his administration would provide adequate security to ensure that the election is free and fair.
Responding to the minister's letter, Buhari said: “I have today received your letter notifying me of your intention to contest for the governorship of Oyo State in the 2019 general elections.
“Let me thank you on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and Nigerians for your services as Minister under this Administration. I note with passion your past contributions to our great party, APC, during and after the 2015 elections.
“As you are aware, I am totally committed to free and fair elections. Our policy is to support all APC candidates. I wish you well in your ambition to be Governor of Oyo state. Rest assured that all the security agencies, as well as INEC, will have my full support to conduct free, fair and transparent elections in 2019.”