Controversies have continued to trail President Muhammadu Buhari’s reported re-election bid, amidst killings in Benue and economic challenges in the country.
On Friday, some Nigerians the blasted All Progressive Congress for claiming President Muhammadu Buhari still has the populace support come 2019.
This was in reaction to a video shared by President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, via his Twitter handle showing mammoth crowd hovering over Buhari at Kaduna for the inauguration of Kaduna–Abuja train service on Thursday.
Bashir alongside the video wrote: “Millions of Nigerians cannot be emotionally blackmailed into choosing who they would vote for. These crowds here have already made their choice — and they love Nigeria. Even as much as they love Mr. President.
“President @MBuhari earlier today in Kaduna. #SaiBaba.”
However, some Nigerians seem not to be in agreement with this as they insist Buhari has lost vote of many, blaming unemployment and hardship in the country for the crowd that welcomed him.
However, others in support of Buhari’s re-election bid in 2019 said he will emerge victorious as Nigerians still love him despite challenges.
Here are some comments:
@Victor “If only good governance was just about fine photos and being a bigot. You are wasting time thinking this Fulani Herdsmen Ambassador will win 2019.
“It’s even insulting to Nigerians that you would say we are wasting our time because we don’t like your candidate. Behave!
@UzorBN “If these ones had a job that they depend on you won’t see them collecting tuwoshikaffa to come out like this. They make the people live in poverty so when they hear come and collect they all run out .
@Dennisadekunle “Which reality? Are you on ground in Nigeria??? You better stop deceiving yourselves and come and stay in Nigeria for just one month then you will know the truth!
@Ekpedeme “I’m not a supporter of Buhari but one thing i know is that he is idolized in the north and it will only take someone powerful to defeat him.
@Abrahams “Can PMB command as much crowd as this from outside the North, say the South West for instance.
“If these people are Real Supporters and not rented crowd, then 2019 is as good as assured.Sai Baba, Sai Buhari
@MrYarima “Average Aboki on the street don’t know how to write on social networks. But trust me, they know how to vote with their PVC. No amount of blackmail will stop Baba come 2019.
@Sareaje “Against everything, people still trust @MBuhari to anyone. His popularity can’t be contested. Those against him will have to wait till 2023 and that’s if they’re not the corrupt as usual lots.
@Elejogun “bunch of jobless people roaming around disaster president have as say about is fulani brothers killing heartlessly around the state. Hypocrite Disaster party
@Ogbenicaesar “If there re people who campaigned with their resources-time &money,risked their lives for @MBuhari in 2015 pro bono,I was part of them.Truth be told,if PMB does nothin’ about the endless killings of lives in middlebelt, he should kiss his reelection good bye.
@Muyiwa “I am a strong supporter of PMB, but the truth is that this wanton killing by herdmen is not fair to the citizen who voted for him. He need to do something fast
@Safuwan “You are going to watch more than this crowds when PMB take his visit to Nasarawa state&Adamawa&Benue, PMB is unstoppable 2019,,, pls go around and see hw Nigerians are eager and ready to bring him back 2019, especially the youths&women of this country!
@Benjamin “This crowd has no job to do they are looking for what to eat.
@samajayi “PDP will be ashamed again. God has sustained selfless&patriotic president. Longlife Baba!!!
@muyiwa “It shouldn’t be all about winning an election, It should be more on protecting lives and properties. The truth is that @MBuhari is failing in this responsibility.
@Kalmdavid “These are ONLOOKERS hailing the President; not voters! Even Evans, the kidnapper, commanded a larger crowd when he was caught! Did you see anybody with APC’s broom or flag? If this motley crowd is all PMB’s name can gather in Kaduna, then APC IS GONE! Imagine if it was in 2015!
@Wolealabi “Bro, this government & APC needs to thread carefully. The much desired change has so far been an illusion. Don’t let the crowd fool you, there is hunger in their bellies & disappointments in their hearts.
@Lordbishop “Are you talking about jobless youths that were given peanuts to come out and show the President that they are supporting him for 2019, or the unemployed youths that are seeking for their daily bread. @Bashir Ahmad tell yourself the truth.
@kendo “APC came to power to be the time keeper for Projects conceived and executed by PDP and GEJ. Almost three years in office nothing to show for it, except cutting ribbons and commissioning PDP and GEJ projects..Shame On You!!
@Gombs “He should find his way to Benue & commiserate with the people there over what his kinsmen did. Isn’t he the patron Miyetti Allah the umbrella body of the herdsmen? Why are u people playing politics with the lives and Mentality of Nigerians? Is this supposed to cloud the tragedy?