- A Nigerian man has threatened to kill himself if President Muhammadu Buhari loses 2019 election
- The unidentified man was spotted in Abuja holding a big banner with inscriptions about 2019 elections
- President Buhari is seeking re-election in 2019 under the ruling APC
A Nigerian man has vowed to kill himself if President Muhammadu Buhari does not win the 2019 presidential election.
NAIJ.com regional reporter, Kingsley Okezie, reports that the man caused a scene in a community in Abuja when he stormed the streets to make a startling statement.
The unidentified man was seen standing by a junction in Abuja holding a big banner on which "If Muhammad Buhari does not win election in 2019, I will kill myself", was written.
The threat by the unidentified man has got Twitter talking as Nigerians take position to support their candidates ahead of 2019 elections.
While Nigerians are known to be politically active, the threat of the unknown man who has vowed to take his own life will definitely spark conversation about political fanaticism
The image of the man holding a banner trended on twitter.
Some of the tweets are shown below
But this is not the first time some Nigerians have done bizarre things to show their support for a president they consider incorruptible. In 2015, a man trekked to Abuja to celebrate President Buhari's victory..
While many Nigerians considered the act extreme at the time, this Abuja threat may have taken political loyalty to a new level.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said that the string of victory recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in bye-elections held in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states is sufficient proof that 2019 elections will be won by the party.
This was contained in a statement by the president's senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday, August 24.
NAIJ.com reported that the president received representatives of the 34 chairmen of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Katsina state.
Buhari said: “Coming against the backdrop of the victory in Ekiti governorship election, the string of victory by our party, the APC, is a clear indication of the way things will go in 2019.
‘‘For those who are discerning; those who have ears and eyes they will see, hear and understand. Those who don’t understand are entitled to their mistaken assumptions.”
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