2019: Buhari/Osinbajo endorsement posters emerge in Abuja

Campaign posters of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.

Major streets of Abuja were on Thursday adorned with campaign posters endorsing President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for reelection in 2019.

The posters were pasted on structures located on major streets as well as bus shelters.

The posters also has the picture of “Comrade Felix Ubokan”, with the words: “ We endorse you for 2019: Courtesy: Niger Delta Youths, Women and Security Movement For Buhari/Osinbajo”.

The posters are coming less than 24 hours after a former governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, said he had ”absolute confidence and was exceedingly proud of the excellent job, Professor Osinbajo is doing as Vice President of Nigeria.”

Mr. Tinubu’s statement was in reaction to speculation that he may be picked by Mr. Buhari as his running mate in 2019.

The APC national leader said a report to that effect by SUN newspaper is a “classic case of utterly and irredeemably-fake news”.

Mr. Osinbajo has so far not made any comment regarding the 2019 election or his fate if the president chooses to seek re-election.

That, however, is not the case with Mr. Buhari.

He has so far tacitly shown on two occasions that he may be seeking reelection in 2019.

Addressing a group of Nigerians resident in Cote D’ Ivoire two weeks ago, Mr. Buhari said he arrived the meeting late because he had to wait for the two governors in his entourage, Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom and Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi states.

“This is why I came along with them so that when we are going to meet you, when you are going to meet the rest of Nigerians, if you tell them that their governors were in the company of the president, I think that will be another vote for me in the future,” Mr. Buhari said.

Mr. Tinubu also accompanied him on that trip.

Mr. Buhari while in Kano last week also revealed that he may re-contest.

At a State Banquet in his honour, the president said, “I know the elections (2019). If they are to be free and fair, if it is a question of numbers, if it is a question of allowing people to make their choice, then I think the people of Kano are in my pocket.”

”I am overwhelmed by the reception the people of Kano offered to me. This has indicated that I can still win an election in Kano. The people of Kano are aware of the tremendous job we did on security and agriculture.”


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  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    #PMB/PYO2019 will get my one kobo and one vote, for all it’s worth.

    I prefer their “devil” to the #atikulateangel

    • Prosperous Nigeria

      You dey London dey pariwo! Come stay Nigeria whether you go prefer them. Wetin happen for Alabama go happen to them. Mark my word!

      • Usher- Join The Revolution

        Story! No to Atiku 8 more years!!! No to the north!!!!! No to the Fulani 8 more years!!!!

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        I’ll be in Nigeria in a couple of days’ time.

        Being overseas does not reduce my passion for a more prosperous Nigeria.

        I also have major investments in the country and have increased these under both men.

    • So oju abe niko

      LOL on your words play. Buhari and Atiku are just the opposite sides of same coin. Not much difference. Buhari can write his name in gold by declaring non-interest, and leave the field open, otherwise he might end up as a figurehead president with Daura and co calling the shots as usual. And it is going to be even worse this time, because he doesn’t have to be nice to anybody (BAT and other power blocks within the APC), since he wouldn’t need them to win another election. And if PMB is not running, Atiku is very unlikely to emerge as the PDP choice. That said, if we are saddled with the Buhari/Atiku option, then it is Atiku by a long shot. Here is a guy who wants the job and genuinely has some skills to make a difference, even though he is no longer in his prime.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        A question of opinion, Bruv.

        I personally feel PMB will not only contest, but also win in 2019 and will be succeeded by PYO in 2023, if the latter wants it.

        Either of them is a better choice than Atiku by a long shot. (My opinion as well.)

        • So oju abe niko

          Whichever way you look at it, this is a disaster of monumental proportion for Nigeria. Honestly, your opinion that PMB will likely contest and win is on the mark, unless an act of God prevents him. The fact that he’s likely going to be 2nd term president is scary, and you will all come to know why by then. May God keep alive in good cheers all through it. PYO competence has never been in question, but we don’t vote for VP, but for the president. However, your thinking that PYO will succeed Buhari is sweetly naive – the only chance that PYO will ever get to be a substantive president is PMB croaks, there is snowball chance in hell of him becoming the Prez by regular succession. You innocent idealist generation don’t know half the history of the people you are dealing with.

          That’s not to say getting Atiku will give us el-dorado, but he might at least make a superficial attempt at reconstructure, which should be an improvement on the status quo. With BAT unrivaled propaganda machine in APC, and Fayose/Wike albatross in PDP, Atiku can only keep the presidential race close but not winnable. Hopefully, we end up with an effective opposition that will keep APC/PMB on its toes.

    • Tunsj

      I second all of that. Every time I hear Atiku’s name, I feel like grabbing a barf bag.

    • kaydutch

      They are both corrupt and visionless devils. Even if either candidate stays in power for the next twenty years,nothing will change.

    • KELLOGGS

      Until Nigeria, Nay! Africa, rid itself of arid MFs such as yourself, we are getting nowhere.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        If your Mother is cheap, eff her because that’s your choice, but respect mine.

        Id!ot.

  • kaydutch

    Your a hopeless optimist. Buhari and Atiku have nothing to offer Nigeria and will keep it in it’s present primitive state.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Thanks for the compliments.

      It’s the matter of hope that separates us from wild animals.

      I chose to keep it alive.

      • kaydutch

        Hoping for thieves and visionless people to bring hope is a sing of madness.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Those who have eyes shall see with it and those without, need to Leif their noses off their oo yer ion orrifr

          • kaydutch

            Joker!