Buhari Will Run For Second Term, Ordinary Nigerians Are Solidly Behind Him… ~ Presidency

With just one year and seven months into the four years term of the
administration of President Muhammdu Buhari which will terminate in
2019, the Presidency has indicated that the President would seek a
second term in office.A statement by spokesperson, Garba Shehu reads

A Presidential spokeperson, Mal. Garba Shehu has dismissed suggestions
that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 as unfounded and
utterly ridiculous, and asserted that 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.

Reacting to allegations by a former CPC member, Alhaji Buba Galadima
that President Buhari would be abandoned by the people in 2019, the
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said
Galadima’s calculation and prediction is utterly confused and
misleading.

He said the masses are solidly behind Buhari because he is not stealing
their money and their future, that the 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 a 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 up to
ridicule. 

According to him, Galadima cannot speak for the masses as
far as their steadfast loyalty to Buhari is concerned. While
acknowledging that Galadima was entitled to advance his own political
agenda, Malam Garba said Galadima didn’t have the right to decide for
ordinary voters. 

Malam Garba Shehu recalled that Buba Galadima’s
disagreement with President Buhari was based on principle. He explained
that President Buhari is committed to level playing field and would not
want anyone to link his name to injustice 

The Presidential media
aide said Galadima’s disagreement with Buhari started in 2011 when a
group within the party, orchestrated an organizational mess by which the
CPC embarked on the imposition and substitution of candidates for cash
payments at the expense of those duly and democratically elected. 

He
said Muhammadu Buhari was embarrassed by the incidents and complaints
about the imposition and substitution of candidates, adding that he, as a
democrat, would not suppress the will of the people to please selfish
interests. Consequently he dispensed with the service, such as they are,
of Buba Galadima; ran and won the 2015 Elections without them. Let Buba
Galadima go to his constituency, stand for election and see what will
happen to him, concluded Mal. Garba Shehu.