11/11/2014 08:13 am ET Updated Jan 11, 2015

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Will Run For A Second Term

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ABUJA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday that he would seek a second term in a February 2015 presidential election in Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer.

"After seeking the face of God, and in the quiet of my family ... I have accepted to present myself," Jonathan told a crowd of hundreds of cheering supporters at a rally in Abuja. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Bate Felix; Editing by Pascal Fletcher)