A group, the Wailing Wailers has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not contest for re-election in 2019, advising him to rather seek retirement and go back to his hometown to tend to his farmland.
Recall that the President’s Media aide, Garba Shehu, had alleged that Buhari may run for 2019 election.
The group, in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Usman Abubakar, accused President Buhari of destroying Nigeria’s economy in less than two years.
The group said that those pushing for Buhari’s 2019 agenda are enemies of the Nigerian people, adding that they will be treated as such.
The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to the news from Presidency stating that President Buhari who under 2 years of his rulership collapsed Nigerian economy and every other system of the country, is nursing an unscrupulous ambition of running for a second tenure in 2019.
“We believe that this call is a joke or a figment of the imagination of those working for the presidency as they will not want to miss all the benefits and the paraphernalia they currently enjoy at the expense of the suffering masses to come to an end.
“Just days ago, Nigeria recorded 18.3% Inflation and 2.4% drop in GDP for the Q3. The economy is in total ruin, and this warrants us to ask, what business Buhari has with 2019 when the first mandate given to him has been marred with incompetence and bad governance?”
“We all agree that Buhari was handed the biggest economy in Africa with over $600 Billion, one of the fastest growing in the world reported by CNN in 2015, within 18 months, it was ran aground into inflation and recession.”
“How can a man with no basic leadership and managerial skill continue to plunge the country into comatose and the people not react? Buhari believes that it is his birth right to foist himself on the people of Nigeria, whether we like it or not?
“Those pushing for Buhari’s 2019 agenda are certainly an enemy of the Nigerian people, and will henceforth be seen and treated as such. It is irreconcilable that a man who has plunged Nigeria into unrecoverable recession, depression, inflation and famine should run for a second tenure.
“From the foregoing, Buhari cannot run for presidency in 2019. He must go now on retirement, back to his farm in Daura. Those sycophants (hailing hailers) calling on him to run again should quit their wishful thinking because, the people of Nigeria are tired of his incompetence and bad governance.
“We call on the world leaders to intervene in this problem facing Nigeria because, it is obvious that Buhari has perfected the plans to forcefully impose himself on Nigerians regardless of his bad policies and bad leadership which has ruined the nation.
“Buhari imagines that he has successfully concluded his plans towards 2019 because he succeeded in rigging states’ elections without much resistance from the people because people are afraid and intimidated by the fear of being harassed and ruffled and manhandled by security forces which he, Buhari mainly uses to clamp down everyone that opposes his wishes.”