Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s announcement that he would seek re-election in the 2019 presidential election, Nigerians across all ethnic, religious and political divides have all been coming up with divergent reactions.
Among those who have reacted is Lauretta Onochie, the special assistant to President Buhari on social media.
Shortly after the announcement, Onochie took to Twitter to register her pleasure for the most anticipated announcement from the president.
She tweeted: “IT'S OFFICIAL. PRESIDENT BUHARI IS STANDING FOR THE 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
WE SAY RUN!
THEY SAY, DON'T RUN
President Buhari has heeded OUR call. He's standing for 2019
THEY FAILED. WE WON.
GOD BLESS NIGERIA.”
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In an earlier report, Legit.ng gathered some reactions by Nigerians who also took to social media to register their support for the president's decisions and others who lambasted him, noting that President Buhari said he wasn't going to run for a second term.
Sani Nelson, a Facebook user said the announcement is the best news for him. He, however, urged President Buhari to hand over the presidency to Igbo after the second term.
His post: "The best news i have heard is this, but baba after u let the igbo take over since they are gud industral project."
Solomon Nikoro, another Facebook user, has a divergent reaction. His post: "(SIC )seek election don't mean he won already. vote and make sure he looses.buhari came in with slim victory when u take away the south west and d currently sl*aughtered north central .buhari will go back to his CPC days of failures"
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