Even though the masses are suffering greatly under the PMB administration, the current President – Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that come 2019 he will seek a second term for the highest office in the land.
With just one year and seven months into his current tenure PMB via a statement issued by his spokesperson Garba Shehu . The statement was in response to a statement credited to Alhaji Buba Galadima (a former member of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC) saying that the people of Nigeria would abandon Buhari should he choose to seek re-election.
PMB’s statement which was issued last night said,
Suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 was unfounded and utterly ridiculous. 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.”
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. 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. ‘If Buba Galadima thinks that because he has no role and no job in this government that means President is isolated, he is putting himself to ridicule.
Galadima cannot speak for the masses as far as their steadfast loyalty to Buhari is concerned.
Meanwhile over the weekend reports emerged that former president Goodluck Jonathan will run for president again come 2019.
However Nigerians have overwhelmingly rejected GEJ’s quest to return as president
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