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“Majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, that is why I am re-contesting” – President Buhari



"Majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, that is why I am re-contesting" - President Buhari - BellaNaija

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he’s running for a 2nd term as president because majority of the population appreciate what he’s doing, The Cable reports.

Buhari said this while receiving the Archbishop of CanterburyJustin Welby, at the Abuja House, London.

Buhari said he declared his intention to run before leaving for the UK because Nigerians were talking too much about whether he’d run or not. He said:

I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not. So, I felt I should break the ice. We have many things to focus on, like security, agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, and many others.

We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction. The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting.

Buhari also addressed the herdsmen killings in the country.

The problem predates him, he said, but has gotten worse with armed en from the Sahel region.

Buhari linked the herdsmen to Muammar Ghadaffi‘s gunmen, saying when he was killed, his gunmen escaped with the weapons and flooded to Western Africa. He said:

The problem is even older than us. It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the Sahel region into different parts of the West African sub-region,” the president said.

These gunmen were trained and armed by Muammar Ghadaffi of Libya. When he was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms. We encountered some of them fighting with Boko Haram.

Herdsmen that we used to know carried only sticks and maybe a cutlass to clear the way, but these ones now carry sophisticated weapons. The problem is not religious, but sociological and economic. But we are working on solutions.

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  1. Ec

    April 12, 2018 at 10:56 am


    • Jade

      April 12, 2018 at 7:59 pm

      He’s not delusional, he knows the people he’s dealing with, all mouth no action. Yansh lickers .Nigerian government don’t feel our frustration because we know how to laugh, cover up our pain. Bribe us, show us small money we will shut up. Intimidate us, we will go hide. By the time Nigerians in the diaspora do major protests, the ones in Nigeria March all across the country demand for our rights. We won’t rest, stop until they feel our anger You think he will be saying the rubbish he’s saying now.
      I don’t blame him

  2. Cozygal

    April 12, 2018 at 11:31 am


  3. Ephi

    April 12, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    BellaNaija, what’s going on with your comments section? Looks like an article has comments, one clicks on it and there are no comments.

  4. keke driver

    April 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    You’re either high on cheap drugs or you’re plain stupid.

  5. Melvy

    April 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Delusional old man.

  6. Gobelins

    April 13, 2018 at 3:08 am

    His supporters like the fact that he is doing nothing for the country . Shame!!

  7. olajumoke

    April 13, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Fa Fa Fa, Foul! Iwo ati tani??? Put us in another misery for 4 years.???. Naaa…..God loves us too much to allow you sit on that seat again..

  8. Osa

    April 13, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    God pls dont let this clueless man make it to a second term. Pls any howwwzzz abeg hear my cry

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