By Seyi Babalola
United States President Joe Biden has officially announced his campaign for re-election in 2024 on the Democratic platform.
He automatically becomes the frontrunner in a race that could feature his predecessor and Republican opponent, Donald Trump.
The American leader’s declaration on Tuesday came on the fourth anniversary of his first successful presidential bid on April 25, 2019.
80-year-old Biden still enjoys majority support of Democrats who are keen to retain power, according to a recent poll.
But the President’s ratings are currently low amid concerns over health and age. He is currently the oldest person to hold the office.
In January, Trump publicly declared his presidential bid for 2024 in New Hampshire and South Carolina, the first campaign appearances.
“Together we will complete the unfinished business of making America great again,” he told a gathering in Columbia where he introduced his leadership team.
I’m more angry now and I’m more committed now than I ever was,” the 76-year-old business mogul cum politician added.
Though a Manhattan grand jury indicted outspoken Trump in March, making him the first ex-U.S. President to be formally accused, he has not been convicted.