Buhari 2019: 900 Groups Endorse Mr. President For Second Term


Although Muhammadu Buhari is yet to spend half of his four-year term as president of the country, over 900 groups are reportedly seeking his re-election in 2019.

Saadatu Babaji, the founder of a group known as 4 plus 4 for Buhari and Ganduje, disclosed this on Thursday. According to Babaji, the groups are also strategising to ensure that the tenure of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, goes beyond 2019.

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She added that arrangements were also in place to launch the re-election bid of both men across the country in the coming year.

Although the leaders have not made public declarations on re-election, Babaji said series of meetings were ongoing to project the cause.

President Buhari

“We have 900 groups across the 36 states, and we have spread across all the 774 local government areas.

“With this kind of number, it is an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari is well accepted to continue in office in 2019 elections.”

Northern petrel, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has recently warned that if the President insists on running for re-election in 2019, he could precipitate a crisis that could hasten the break-up of the country.

Junaid who described Buhari as a monumental failure as president, said the north needs to replace Buhari in 2019 if it wants to retain power.

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Junaid had said:

“Although I have not heard of plans to replace him and field another northerner in 2019, I will not be surprised if this happens.

“President Buhari has been a monumental failure and the North shouldn’t support him in 2019 if it wants to retain power. Anti-corruption has always been the hallmark of northerners in government, but this government is the most corrupt in the history of Nigeria.

“All northern leaders, from Tarka to Aminu Kano and Sardauna, are not nepotistic, but the Buhari administration is the most nepotistic that has ever been since independence.

“So, the North is justified culturally, politically and morally to replace Buhari in 2019 if it chooses to do so.”