Buhari’s declaration and his 2011 statement to run for only one term By: Usman Santuraki

His body language suggested that he might vie for the country’s top job
> again in 2019 and his recent declaration to go for another shot at the
> presidency proved to all discerning minds, that President Muhammadu
> Buhari is a person not to be trusted, whenever he utters a word. In
> 2011, in an interview with Sunday Trust, he confided to the people of
> this great country, that he was going in for one term. That was why even
> his number one loyalist, Buba Galadima, ditched him because of the
> same double statement before the 2015 election.
> President Muhammadu Buhari, has so far enjoyed the trappings of the
> office and as such, he is not going.
> The President is a man, that say one word today and
> not upholding what he say on many occasions even before becoming the
> President of this great country.
> This is why his ardent supporter, that was incarcerated so many times
> Malam Buba Galadima left him in 2015 and pitched his tent with
> Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in the build up to the APC’s primaries
> in lagos.
> Though, it is within the purview of his fundamental right to seek for
> re-election in 2019, he could have considered one basic thing-his health
> condition and leave the stage, when the ovation is loudest and also
> age was not on his side as he is already seventy five (75) years now.
> President Muhammadu Buhari could have anointed a younger person
> with energy to steer the ship of the country. He is approaching
> seventy six years and as such, there are so many obstacles in front of
> him in 2019 election.
> As a worthy leader, he should under any circumtances try to emulate
> and set very good standard in every ramification. As such,
> President Muhammadu Buhari, ought to have set in good example for
> others to follow.
> He can do that by being steadfast in sticking to what he has said in
> 2011, that he would do one term only. That is what is expected of a
> stateman and a person with integrity like President Muhammadu Buhari.
> Honestly, age is not on the side of the President
> looking at his frail health and no matter what, it is going to slow him
> down in the art of governance of this great country called Nigeria.
> Wise pieces of advice were given to President Muhammadu Buhari by his
> contemporaries to forget the desire for a second term.
> One basic fact is, without President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria can
> still move. The saying, that he is the only solution to the country is
> a mere political gimmick by the proponents of only Buhari has the
> solution to the problems of the country.
> Those clamouring for the President Muhammadu Buhari, to go in for the
> second term are doing so for the sake of finding covering under the big garb of
> the President.
> An individual is identified on the face value of his own statement
> especially a person with profound integrity. The President has failed in this regard by his declaration after informing
> the people, that he will make one single term in 2011, four years
> before his election in 2015.
> The problem with this country is the height in which sycophancy has
> reach. Those, who made the President to reneged on
> his words of making only one term are doing for their selfishness.
> They are political levers, who cannot be able to win election without
> being under President Muhammadu Buhari, influence. Though 2015
> was smooth-sailing, 2019 will be different and very tough indeed.
> It is left for Nigerians to decide if they still want to remain with
> President Muhammadu Buhari or not. 2019 is really just by the door.
> As for this writer and many more like him, we are watching as events
> unfold in the Nigeria political history, if the opposition can
> dethroned the ruling party as it happened in 2015, when President Muhammadu
> Buhari emerged as the winner of that year’s election.
> The fervent prayers of so many Nigerians is to have a rancour-free
> election devoid of the usual rigging, vote buying,
> killings of innocent soul and fighting.

Santuraki sent this piece from Jambutu, Jimeta-Yola, Adamawa state

QUOTE: Though 2015 was smooth-sailing, 2019 will be different and very tough indeed.

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