- Nigerians have reacted to Senate president Bukola Saraki's plan to contest against President Buhari in 2019
- Saraki told Bloomberg that he's considering running for the highest political office in the country
- He would be running against the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, if he wins the PDP's primary ticket
Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Senate president Bukola Saraki's plan to run against President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 general elections.
NAIJ.com reported that Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to his former party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told Bloomberg that he was considering running against President Buhari in 2019.
It was gathered that while some Nigerians could not hide their grievances over Saraki's intention to run against President Buhari in 2019, others believe it is his constitutional rights to contest for any post in Nigeria, including that of president.
In his comment, a Facebook user, Nofiu Adio Olalekan, who said he knew from the outset that Saraki would run against Buhari in 2019, added that the Senate president could not stop the president re-election next year.
He said: "I Knew this from outset, that is why he used to look Baba Buhari anyhow on many occasion, either u like it or not Buhari till 2023."
Another Facebook user, Omolola Gbenga, said: "Saraki is the best for the job, but for PDP to win they should give it to Hausa man from either northwest or northeast because they would not vote for Saraki. But Saraki is the best candidate for president."
Ikolo Ola, another Facebook user, challenged Saraki to mention any change he made in his Kwara state as the governor for eight years and the Senate president for three years.
"The change you couldn't make in your 8 yrs as Kwara governor in the state 3yrs as a Senete president. My advice: people pushing you are automatically leading you to your early grave wake up", he said.
Tunji Davies said: "That will be very interesting as all of them will know their electoral values against Buhari. I am loving it as many overrated politicians will know their real worth next year at the polls.
Prince Cool Adewodu remarked: "That is finally end of road for Saraki and PDP, parties of satanic looters group
In his reaction, Moses Ejah, said: "Uncle Saraki....wait wait I say wait.We know you are smart but you contest against Buhari you will fail and lose your Senate seat... we like you in Senate till Baba finishes another 4yrs."
Kenechukwu Victor said: "Obviously he has the support of north central, south-south and south-east. The southern parts of northwest likes him, southern part of northeast likes him. Na only west dey stubborn."
Owolabi Muyiwa Alexander reacted: "Trouble is on the way, if it happen to be. Can this guy tell us what he has done and done perfectly for his years in PDP before crossing to APC. Buhari might not be too good but this guy I don't trust him."
In his comment, another Facebook user, Adesuyi Oluwaseun Opeyemi, said: "I am not interested in the 2019 elections because, I am very sure Buhari will win, only if he contests. I am only interested in PDP primaries and how PDP would be shared or scattered after the primaries, by those selfish gangs.
"I am watching out for these teams: Obasanjo Vs Atiku, Obasanjo Vs Fayose, Atiku Vs Saraki, Saraki Vs Tambuwa and others. There will always be part 2."
Louis Chieke said: "If PDP gives Saraki presidential ticket, believe me, their will be more defection from APC to PDP."
In his tweet, Mr A @abumunara described Saraki's plan to contest against Buhari as infantite. He tweeted: "Infantile running. President of Kwara central."
Senate president, Bukola Saraki, is said to be considering to run against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
According to Bloomberg, Saraki said in an interview at his residence in Abuja: "I am consulting and actively considering it. I believe I can make the change.
“The PDP has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, and I think unfortunately the APC did not learn from their victory."
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