UPP picks APC’s Buhari as its presidential candidate for 2019 elections (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari has been adopted by the United Progressive Party (UPP) as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.

UPP Chairman Chief Chekwas Okorie made this known after a closed-door meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Okorie, who was at the villa with Igbo leaders, told newsmen that Igbo leaders never met formally to endorse the presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.