Till now, President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to say whether or not he would seek a second term. But of course, his teeming supporters across Nigeria want him to run. They are, however, unsure whether or not he would re-contest, especially because of his health condition.
Reports gathered show that other aspirants from the
north are already working underground to actualize their aspirations.
And one advantage they appear to be banking on is the seemingly lack of
fund in the Buhari camp, to prosecute electioneering, should Buhari
even decide to run.
Further reports gathered that apart from the fact that
the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is broke, the President’s
friends and associates, who had contributed financially to his campaign
in 2015, are not only broke, they are also complaining that they are not
getting government patronage that would have helped them “recoup” the
expenses they “incurred in 2015."
However, a few of Buhari’s friends and associates who are in government
are of the view that funding would not pose any challenge to the
President’s second term bid, arguing among other things that APC
chieftains like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Senate President, Bukola
Saraki and ex-Rivers governor and Transport Minister, Rotimi Ameachi,
did not contribute any financial war chest to the campaign in 2015,
contrary to their claims. To this group of Buhari supporters therefore,
even if the trio fails to make available funds to prosecute Buhari’s
second term bid, it would not affect the prosecution of the project