The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, is quoted to have said that President Buhari “is among the few leaders we have, who are not obsessed with money, cars and houses, but working passionately for the country’s economy, peace and safety.”
In a statement entitled, “Buhari’s 2019 Bid and Matters Arising,” he said since Buhari announced his intention to seek re-election on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, “All hell has been let loose by the chaotic, ill-prepared opposition camp.”
Shehu said if a corrupt politician wins in 2019, the country would go back to where it was in 2015.
He said in all democracies, second terms by incumbents are usually harder to get simply because somehow, there is always some kind of anti-incumbency leading to a loss of faith among those supporters.
President Muhammadu Buhari was named Africa Anti-Corruption Champion by the African Union, early this year during the annual General Assembly in Addis Ababa.
On April 9th 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari informed the national executive committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he will be seeking a second term in office.
It was the first time that Buhari publicly declared his re-election bid, though there had been indications that he would seek another term.
When he went to Benue to commiserate with the people over the loss of lives during clashes between farmers and herdsmen, the president said he might return to the state for campaign.
The president’s supporters have been asking him to declare his second term bid. Just before he made the announcement, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, said he would sue the president if he did not run for another term.