Nigerians have continued to express their displeasure over the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari to run for the 2019 presidential election under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Their annoyance was fueled by a statement made by the Rivers state APC where the party identified eight strong areas where President Buhari has, according to him, made impact in the Niger Delta, and hence demand maximum support for the president in the 2019 elections.
In the release, the APC said Niger Delta people have gained immensely from the government of Buhari, assuring that if voted into power for the second term, Buhari has much in mind to do for the oil rich but volatile and impoverished region.
But Niger Deltans took to facebook and released their annoyance on the president, describing him as a failed president and the people of the Niger Delta have nothing they have gained and nothing to gain from him, hence reject his declaration for second term in office.
One Daniel Iyama said Niger Delta people have no reason to vote for Buhari, arguing that he did not implement any project in line with his 96percent and 4percent reward for voting formula against the Niger Delta region.
He identified Buhari’s unwillingness to restructure the country which is one of the biggest demands of the region, including the south east, north central and even the south west where the APC has a major foothold.
According to him, Buhari is anti-southern parts and north central and he is simply a northern provincial president, adding that the president has nothing to offer Nigerians, let alone Niger Delta people, whom he does not love.
He said a vote for Buhari is a vote for continuous exploitation of the Niger Delta region, a vote for Buhari is a vote for the polarization of Nigeria along sectional lines, tribal and religious faultlines for the next five years.
He said: “A vote for Buhari is a vote for herdsmen murderous and destructive activities nationwide for another five years. A vote for Buhari is a vote for the progressive retrogression of Nigeria. The Niger Delta people have no single reason to vote for Buhari in 2019.”
One Inomiesa Solomon said: “What has Buhari done for the past three years and you are telling us what he said he will do when re elected, he refuse to restructure because it will favour Niger Deltans. Stop this rubbish, are we kids or what, no let me vex.”
Oshorenua Abel added that the real Niger Delta people know that PMB has never hidden his aversion for the Niger Delta people.
“And what about the popular clamour for the restructuring of Nigeria, that your provincial president Buhari is against and what of his vow to implement 6% project in the Niger Delta and the South east geopolitical zones, while the northern parts and the west would have 96%. What about Ogoni clean up which he promised to do and up till now, he has not done and he has no intention of doing it. This is just to mention a few.
“I am very sure that you are not from the Niger Delta. No Niger Delta person will vote for Buhari in 2019, except fake Niger Deltans, as Buhari has not done anything in the region to attract our votes
Glory Chuks said APC could list only eight reasons why Niger Deltans should vote for Buhari but “we have more than trillion reasons not to vote him again. You really can’t beat that.
One Blessing Okon said this 2019 election is certainly not for Buhari, stating that even the devil is angry with Buhari and he cannot manipulate for him to win the election.