It is barely nine months to the 2019 general election. Even though political analysts had told BDSUNDAY on good authority that many prospective presidential aspirants are keeping their ambition close to their chests owing to the perceived intolerant disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration towards the opposition, a number of aspirants are beginning to make themselves known to the electorate.
Pundits say as an incumbent, Buhari’s re-election campaign should be hinged on his scorecard during his first term. But apart from pockets of successes in the fight against insurgency, which in any case have been clouded by the killings in the north-central region of the country, many Nigerians are of the opinion that the Buhari administration has performed abysmally and does not deserve a second term of office. They rate the administration low on the economy and the fight against corruption, the other two anchors of the Buhari policy thrust.