The Presidency has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure to seek a re-election in 2019 general elections.
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated that relevant stakeholders recognised President Buhari as possessing the capacity to stabilise the country, hence the pressure for him to pursue his re-election bid.
He claimed that the pressure was coming from both within and outside the country, adding that Buhari will achieve his quest against his opponents with a wider margin of ballots than he polled in 2015 despite the high level of hatred.
Shehu said: “President Buhari will run in 2019 and he will win. The pressure is even coming from outside the country for him to run, because their belief is that there is the need for Buhari’s firm hands to stabilize the country.”
According to him, so far, the president has recorded monumental achievements in the past three years, particularly in infrastructure, security and fight against corruption, such that greater percentage of Nigerians want him back in office for a second term.