Buhari re-election bid. The major organisations in Nigeria have rejected the president Buhari re-election bid. The groups including the Arewa Youth Forum, the Campaign for Democracy; and the Youth Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria have condemned the president body language in declaring his second term bid.
The groups observed that the President and the APC led government should not talking of second term when the country amidst attacks by herdsmen and fuel scarcity in the country, was a demonstration of the insensitivity of the President and his aides.
During the weekend it was rumoured that Buhari has appointed the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, as the Director-General of his 2019 election campaign. And the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, after a meeting with the President on Wednesday said Buhari must seek re-election in 2019.
Buhari re-election bid
The Arewa Youth Forum, in a statement on Friday, insisted that those clamouring for Buhari’s re-election were being hasty and insensitive to the plight of Nigerian.
In the same view, the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, on its part, warned that the killings across the country by Fulani herdsmen and other armed groups could affect the electoral chances of the ruling APC in the 2019 polls.
Also, the Christian Association of Nigeria called on the Federal Government to stop the “continuous inhuman and wicked activities of the Fulani herdsmen all over the federation.”
he National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, said the President’s failure to check the menace of the herdsmen would affect his chances for re-election in 2019.
All the groups based their arguments on the incessant kiling in the country by the Herdmens and they advised the Buhari to rather fucuss on addressing the security challenges in the country instead of clamouring for the second term.