The National Chairman of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chief Chekwas Okorie, has warned President Muhammdu Buhari not to think of contesting in the 2019 presidential elections else he (Buhari) will be humiliated.
This is in response to comments by Presidential Spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, that President Buhari will win if he presents himself for another election.
In a recent chat with newsmen, Chief Okorie said that Adesina did not read the mood of the nation well before making such comments, because Nigerians are disappointed and despondent over the performance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government, and the best option for President Buhari is to bow out honourably in 2019 after his first term or be humiliated at the polls.
“Mr Adesina is not reading the mood of the nation correctly. What he said is a disservice to President Buhari and his administration. The mood of most Nigerians is that of despondency and disappointment. Half way into President Buhari’s four-year term, there is nothing to show that the change they voted for will happen before 2019.
“Nigerians are very compassionate people by nature. They have been praying for good health for the president. The last thing they will expect is for a president with health challenge, who has been struggling to perform his duties, to present himself for election for a second mandate.
“The best option for President Buhari is to bow out after his first tenure like Dr Nelson Mandela did in South Africa. If he re-presents himself for election, he will be humiliated at the ballot box.”