The tweet on New York Times official Twitter page reads;
“Muhammadu Bahari, Nigerian president beset by health problems, Boko Haram and calls for him to step aside, says he will run again in 2019”.
However reacting to the above tweet, Bashir El-Rufai wrote;
“The President in your country, was on tape bragging about grabbing women by the P**** and eats Big Macs all day, and is a fully open racist and misogynist will run again in 2020 and win too, but hey, it’s the New York Times”.
Recall also that while receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby in London Wednesday, President Buhari explained why he decided to contest in 2019 Presidential election. According to him, he is contesting because the majority of Nigerians appreciate his leadership.
He said he decided to declare his intention on Monday during the National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress, because of the anxiety among Nigerians on whether he would run or not.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said;
“I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not. So, I felt I should break the ice.
“We have many things to focus on, like security, agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, and many others. We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction.
“The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting,” the President said.
Buhari recounted some successes of his administration with particular emphasis on the strides in agriculture.
“We have cut the importation of rice by about 90%, saving billions of dollars in the process. People who rushed into petrol money have now gone back to agriculture. Even professionals have gone back to the land. Nigeria should be able to feed itself comfortably soon. I am so pleased,” the President said.