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2019: Buhari’s campaign begins, as newly appointed coordinators say it’s him, sick or healthy



As Buhari's cabinet delays, Nigerians approach courts to unveil President's health

The South-West office of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Campaign Organisation was inaugurated Monday in Ibadan by supporters of the president in the South-West and other geopolitical zones.

The group appointed coordinators for the six states in the zone at the event.

The gathering had in attendance Nigeria’s former ambassador to Qatar, Dr. Bawa Abdulahi, who is also a member of the organisation’s Board of Trustees, Isaka Hassan, the group’s acting Deputy National Coordinator, Daniel Omofeso, the acting National Secretary, and Deaconess Rita Solari Inko-Tariah.

Danladi Pasalli who is the National Coordinator of the organisation, praised the South-West for always playing a prominent role in the politics of the country, saying it was one of the major forces behind the success of President Buhari in the last presidential election.

He said, “We all know that the birthplace of this organisation is here in the South-West, it was nursed and brought up here. The South-West have always supported the President whose pious concern is to reshape Nigeria and free it from all forms of unpatriotic activities. Buhari is concerned with putting the country in a proper and realistic system so that the future of the next generation is guaranteed.”

Pasalli noted that with Buhari’s tremendous recovery in London, he would soon return to the country.

He said that the organisation would deploy attractive strategies such as assisting farmers to get direct loans from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in order to build a strong support base.

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The patron of the organisation in the zone, Ahmed Ajibade, promised that even if Buhari was not strong enough to withstand campaign stress, the group would work to ensure his victory in the 2019 presidential election.

“We will not allow those who will suffer Nigerians to get to the throne, the masses will not allow them. Everybody must rise in support of the President in his effort to transform Nigeria into a country of our dream. Buhari stands for honesty, simplicity and he is a straightforward person. He is the only one that is capable of transforming the country at this crucial time,” he said.

Serious questions have been raised over the capacity of the president to continue in office both in the short and long-term, due to his prolonged battle with ill health.

The president’s repeated and now-stretched medical vacation in London has remained a sore point among Nigerians, with some calling for his resignation.

Doubts remain as to whether or not a Buhari, who would be 76 in 2019, would be in great shape to run for a second term.


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    August 8, 2017 at 7:23 am

    Emphatically, the south west are imbeciles except for people like Fayose and fani Kayode who know what to do. I know it’s a counter campaign to Charley Boy’s protest. We Biafrans just have to pull out

    • yanju omotodun

      August 8, 2017 at 1:15 pm

      You are the greatest imbecile for saying such incorrigible statement against the whole south west. Well, this is the last time I will advise you that Biafra is a mirage and don’t hope for the hopeless

  2. Anita Kingsley

    August 8, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Surely Goodness and Mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, anyone who wants this bible verse to become reality in his/her life should quit supporting Buhari. By 2019, there will be no Nigeria, Biafra will break out and other regions will be forced to part ways also.

  3. Abeni Adebisi

    August 8, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Nobody wants a sick man to be their president. These campaign group are in a failed mission, APC should start promoting another presidential candidate before it’s too late. Come 2019, Nigerians will not vote for Buhari, a man who has been on treatment for more than three months (and still counting), and no one knows what is wrong with him, how will APC explain that when Nigerians start questioning them in 2019?

    • Balarabe musa

      August 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      No worries, no shaking, baba buhari for 2019, nothing stops it insha Allah. It’s you that something is wrong with

  4. Animashaun Ayodeji

    August 8, 2017 at 11:20 am

    The fact remains that Buhari is the blood tonic Nigerians need, he’s the best Nigerian president ever and I’m sure this little sickness will not stop him in 2019. Things has been smooth and well since he left, his sickness didn’t cause any damage to the country because he has vibrant Vice President Osinbajo who’s loyal to Nigerians and after the betterment of Nigeria just like his principal.

  5. Oise Oikelomen

    August 8, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Chai! How I sometimes wish I wasn’t born a Nigerian, or an African for that matter. Come 2019, if APC like, they should insult NIgerians further by presenting Buhari as candidate. The last general elections should have taught them that the will of the people is greater than the power of incumbency.

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