National Chairman of the United Progressives Party, UPP, Chekwas Okorie, has faulted presidential aide, Femi Adesina, for saying that President Buhari would win an election if he runs for office again. Adesina said this when he spoke in an interview with Channels TV over the weekend(Read here). Reacting to Adesina’s comment, Okorie in an interview with Vanguard, said the mood of Nigerians since the inception of this administration, has been that of disappointment and despondency and that if President Buhari should re-present himself for election, he will be humiliated at the ballot box. He said:
“Mr. Adesina is not reading the mood of the nation correctly. What he said is a disservice to President Buhari and his administration. The mood of most Nigerians is that of despondency and disappointment.
Half way into President Buhari’s four-year term, there is nothing to show that the change they voted for will happen before 2019. Nigerians are very compassionate people by nature. They have been praying for good health for the president. The last thing they will expect is for a president with health challenge, who has been struggling to perform his duties, to present himself for election for a second mandate.
The best option for President Buhari is to bow out after his first tenure like Dr. Nelson Mandela did in South Africa. If he re-presents himself for election, he will be humiliated at the ballot box”.