DIFFERENT knocks, especially from the opposition parties, have greeted the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.
President Buhari made the announcement during the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held behind closed doors at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.
The meeting was attended by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; the Senate President, Bukola Saraki; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; and 24 state governors.
Nigeria Does Not Need Buhari In 2019 ― Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, said Nigeria does not need President Muhammadu Buhari as her leader in 2019.
Fayose, who described Monday’s declaration of reelection bid by the President as ambition that is dead on arrival, added that if Buhari is reelected, he would kill the country.
Fayose, who spoke to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Monday on the President’s intention, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, said if Buhari was unable to read the handwriting on the wall and know when to call it quit, Nigerians would show him the exit door in 2019 by voting him out of office.
Fayose opined that Buhari was not only too old to lead the country well, he had bungled the opportunity given him by his woeful performance.
“That ambition is dead on arrival. We don’t want grandpa as president anymore. Nigeria does not deserve a Buhari as president in 2019. Buhari is old and tired. When people don’t know when to take their leave and say bye, Nigerians will show them the exit door.
” He has done more harm to this country. His ambition is a means by which Nigerians will tell him good riddance to bad rubbish when they boot him out of office. He is an easy candidate to defeat in the poll for he has failed woefully.
“He has failed in all fronts. He has failed in his so-called fight against corruption, he has failed in the economic front. He has not done well in term of security. People are being killed in large number daily and Nigerians have no confidence in him.
“His declaration today is a slap on Nigerians in the face of what Nigerians are passing through. His government is not only clueless, but in a shambles. He should go home and rest,” he said.
Buhari’s Declaration APC’s Internal Affair ― PDP
THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term is an internal affair of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It said in reaction to the announcement by the president on Monday that the declaration has placed President Buhari among the ranks of aspirants seeking to be the President of the Federal Republic, effective May 29, 2019.
“Until he becomes the candidate of the APC, we will not spend precious time on his mere show of interest,” a terse statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, said in Abuja on Monday.
Convince Nigerians On Why They Should Give You Another Mandate, Adeniran Tasks Buhari
Former Ambassador of Nigeria to the Republic of Germany and chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Professor Tunde Adeniran tasked Buhari to first of all convince Nigerians on why they should give him another mandate.
“We are happy that he has come out to confirm what we have always suspected. He will meet us in the field. He has to convince Nigerians why they should support him for another four more years of nepotism, insensitivity, insecurity, subjugation and uncertainty.”