Buhari to Run for Second Term in 2019?
With just one year and seven months into the four years term of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari which will terminate in 2019, the Presidency has given sure indication that the President would seek a second term in office.
It also vehemently dismissed comments that it would be a lonely walk for the President, a development expected to serve as a punishment for perceived bad governance.
The refutation was a sharp reply to a statement credited a former member of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Alhaji Buba Galadima, that the people of Nigeria would abandon Buhari should he choose to seek re-election.
In a strong worded statement Monday night, the Presidency, through the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, stated that the “suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 was unfounded and utterly ridiculous.” Shehu asserted: “Ordinary Nigerians are the backbone of his mandate and the only reason he ran for the office is to protect them against the rapacious merchants of corruption, who have held Nigeria back for decades.
Galadima’s calculation and prediction are utterly confused and misleading.” According to the presidential spokesman, “the masses are solidly behind Buhari because he is not stealing their money and their future.
‘’President’s enormous goodwill remains ever strong because the people are convinced the President is acting in their best interest, despite the temporary unintended consequences of reforms.”
Suggesting vendetta and strong animosity against the person and the government of Buhari, Shehu recalled that an age-long face-off between both Arewa leaders in their CPC days, revealing that it was the reason Buhari discarded the likes of Galadinma in the 2015 elections he ran and won.
He urged Galadima to retire to his constituency and stand an election if he still enjoyed the goodwill of his people. “President Muhammadu Buhari is far from isolation. He enjoys a very strategic relationship with ordinary Nigerians. This relationship is as solid as the proverbial rock.
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See self delusion in HD! So, these people think Buhari has the same level of goodwill as he used to? I laugh a laugh!