Mr. Akin Osuntokun, former Political Adviser to former
President Olusegun Obasanjo, said President Buhari’s aspiration
was still a speculation. “When he has the courage to confirm the
speculation, he would tell us what he has done to merit re-election.
He would be required to clearly enunciate the record on which he
wants to run for second term.
He would have to clarify how his incumbency and the APC
government have proven a better alternative to the PDP and
President Goodluck Jonathan with whom they steadfastly compare
record of failures-not achievements.
“He would be reminded how a non partisan credible international
organisation-Transparency International, has rated his
government’s record on corruption worse than his much maligned
“Above all, we would acknowledge that he has done his best but
that best is demonstrably below par. We would encourage him that
at the realistic estimated age of 80 years or above, he should heed
the charitable advice of his doctor to return to Daura not later than
May 29, 2019, to eat more and sleep more,” he said.
Osuntokun continued: “The President publicly confessed that old
age is a drag and limitation on his capacity to function. How does
this old age debility factor support his aspiration for second term?
Beyond what he said is the evidence of the health crisis that kept
him away for over four months-and the numerous half or a third a
day schedule he was forced to keep by ailing physical health. The
resurgence of Boko Haram and the escalating herdsmen militia
crisis are the main evidence you need to rate his success in