A recent poll conducted by PoliticsNGR, an online publication on President Mohammadu Buhari re-election bid in 2019 has revealed that some Nigerians are not too keen on supporting the President’s second term bid.
In the poll which opened on Monday, May 21, 2018, and ended Sunday, June 3, 2018, respondents were asked, ‘Will you vote for President Buhari in 2019’ as voting was via www.politicsngr.com.
In line with the rules, those who preferred the President second coming in 2019 were to click the ‘YES’ button while those who were against to click the ‘NO’ button.
At the end of the exercise which lasted for 14 days, 5,227 votes were recorded. Of the figure, 3,687 votes representing 70 per cent voted against Buhari re-election bid while 1,538 votes representing 29.4 per cent supported his ambition. By this, it has been observed that the apathy among Nigerians concerning the Buhari’s administration and re-election bid had been rife and may affect his chances at the poll in 2019.
However, as a countdown to the 2019 general elections draws near and an opportunity for Nigerians to make the right choice, political gladiators like Rabiu Kwankwaso, Atiku Abubakar, Sule Lamido, Omoyele Sowore, Kingsley Moghalu among many others have all indicated interest in becoming the Nation’s number one citizen. Nonetheless, political stakeholders and electoral watchers are still skeptic going by the president’s request that youths should drop the idea of contesting now, only to contest after his tenure.
The President has, however, made known his intention to improve the country’s economy and double-down on the anti-corruption war if re-elected in 2019. This was evident in the recent conviction of two ex-governors for Fraud.