Mixed Reactions Trail Buhari’s Declaration For Re-election

Ronke Sanya  
Updated April 9, 2018

Nigerians have reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of the intention to seek re-election.

President Buhari on Monday at a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership declared the intention to run for second term after months of speculation.

In reaction, Nigerians took to Twitter to voice their reaction to the President’s declaration. While some were excited by the news, others expressed disapproval.

Some Nigerians in their reaction were of the opinion that Nigeria deserves a younger president, noting that President Buhari deserves to ‘rest’.


Others, however, backed the President’s decision expressing believe that President Buhari deserves to rule the nation once again. Those in support of the President’s decision asked critics to stop hate speech and instead promote their own candidate.