A presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. SKC Ogbonnia, says the world is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
In a statement personally signed by him and sent to Concise News, Ogbonnia said a report by Financial Times where US President Donald Trump allegedly referred to Buhari as “lifeless” is a partial testimony to his assertion.
The Presidential aspirant said emerging consensus among “Great Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China”, and others, shows that “President Buhari’s second term ambition lacks in cogency”.
Ogbonnia said though Financial Times does not speak for the world, its report on President Buhari is, however, a part of the pressure from the “international community that will continue to mount as the months leading up to 2019 general elections”.
“I told you so. About ten days ago, I revealed to our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC), and fellow Nigerians that the world is against President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid.
“I asserted that the opposition is coming from “influential leaders within our major allies, including Great Britain, the United States, France, Germany, Russia, China, Canada, etc”, the statement read
“I added that the emerging consensus among these nations is that President Buhari’s second term ambition lacks in cogency. They point to Buhari’s failing health, lack of clear vision, lack of intellectual capacity, an apparent pattern of torpor, nepotism, wanton killings, disregard for the rule of law, and a growing sense of disunity and uncertainty in the land, among many failings”, Ogbonnia said in the statement.
He furthered that: “The trending report by Financial Times where US President Donald Trump blatantly referred to Buhari as “lifeless” is a partial testimony. In short, my sources within the White House confided that Trump believes that Africa has the potential to be fully independent, “but the countries over there need to get their act together. They need good leaders who can get things done. Nigeria, for example, has huge, huge resources and can do much better than what is going on over there.” This view is popular among the Western nations. I also gathered that some of the world leaders plan to visit or talk to Buhari soon.
“Perhaps, leadership is contingent upon the environment. What is good for America may not be good for Nigeria and vice versa. But if any relationship with the outside world is a factor in solving Nigerian problems, President Buhari has no business touching the APC nomination form. Further, the Financial Times does not speak for the world, quite alright, but its report is a part of the pressure from the international community that will continue to mount as the months leading to the 2019 go by. Such global campaign is expected to be more robust than what President Goodluck Jonathan faced in 2015”, he added.