2019: Nigerians divided over support for Buhari


Those talking about 2019 are not Buhari’s friends – Senator Owie * I will stand by him – Ndume * Babatope, Mohammed, Tsav, Adeniran, Igbokwe, Odumakin, Agoro, Alimikhena speak By Clifford Ndujihe, Henry Umoru, Dapo Akinrefon, Charles Kumolu, & Gbenga Oke THE polity was literary balkanised, yesterday, with mixed views from eminent Nigerians on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari would be supported for re-election in 2019. The Presidency, on Monday, lambasted former member of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, Alhaji Buba Galadima, for saying that the people would abandon Buhari if he chose to seek re-election. In a strong worded statement, the presidency through Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, stated that “suggestions that the masses will desert President Buhari in 2019 are unfounded and utterly ridiculous” because “the masses are solidly behind Buhari because he is not stealing their money and their future. 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.” Commenting on the issues, leaders were clearly divided with some saying that the permutation for 2019 is early.