Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress, has tender his nomination as the party flag bearer ahead of the 2019 Presidential election despite facing numerous criticisms from top party officials who have accused the President of failing to protect Nigerians from the hands of Boko Haram insurgency and other militias.
Despite being the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari will have to seek the part’s nomination before he can run for president as enshrine in the Nigerian Federal constitution void of that he cannot run under the party.
In 2015 Muhammadu Buhari promised to eradicate Boko Haram insurgency and to create more job opportunities to millions of Nigerians seeking for jobs above all to fight against corruption which he stated that it is the hand work of the then president Goodluck Jonathan.
With such wonderful promises Nigerians were very happy and voted him into office which made him to become the first opposition leader in Nigeria to win an incumbent during an election without any post-election violence in the country.
But when he came to power keeping his promises became a war between David and Goliath as very little can be seen as achievement in the promised made to Nigerians in 2015.
Boko Haram is still a major threat to Nigerians instead the rate of attack keeps on increasing despite government heavy handedness in combating the terrorist group, unemployment has become the order of the day as millions of Nigerians stile remain unemployed as promised in 2015
The rate of corruption and bribery in Nigeria has more than double ever since Muhammadu Buhari took over power, a battle which he promised winning if voted into office instead more and more people and state institutions are been affected by corruption and bribery has become the new normal in Nigeria patriotic citizen will have to bribe to get their things done.
Regrettable, the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari is more focused on protecting the interest of his loyalists than fighting for the interest of Nigerians this has help divide the senate into which some members of his party are now planning to contest with him ahead of the 2019 presidential elections.
However, Muhammadu Buhari has made history in Nigeria to be the first democratically elected leader to order for the temporal closure of the SENATE under which Nigeria DSS blocked senators from entering the Senate.
History will equally record him as the Nigerian President who failed in respecting international convention by giving a green light for the kidnapping and deportation some West Cameroonians who had international Refugee Statutes in which by law they were not to be arrested and deported to Cameroon.
This action help contributed to the escalation of the ongoing conflict in the Former West Cameroon dub Anglophone Cameroon and has generated serious refugee crisis and one of Nigerian most feared lawyers Femi Fala and former Nigerian president Obansajoh criticized the actions of the Buhari government.
Interestingly Cameroonians will be voting on October 7th 2018 for the presidential election which will decide the fate of the nation and President Paul Biya one of African longest serving leader will be going in for the election. An election he might not win come October 7th 2018 while Nigerians will be heading to the polls in February 2019 and Buhari risk not winning the election.
The issue now is who will help who to win the elections? Both men are old and have been constantly visiting hospitals abroad for treatment but have hospitals in their countries.
Buhari was at the Abuja headquarters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to file his nomination papers. The party has yet to slate a date for the contest to become flag bearer even though Buhari is expected to be retained unopposed.