Since President Muhammadu Buhari announced his decision to place a former governor of Lagos State, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in full charge of his re-election campaign at the inauguration of All Progressives Congress (APC) 2019 Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on Monday, it has thrown up several interpretations from political observers.
Some believe that Buhari might have taken the decision to express a loss of confidence in the Director-General of his re-election campaign, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, over the recently leaked controversial video where the Minister of Transportation allegedly says the president does not listen and neither takes advice nor reads to acquire information. Others are of the view that the decision must have been made based on the conviction that the national leader is of more value to the president’s re-election bid than the former governor of Rivers State.
Other observers say it was a ploy by Buhari to get Tinubu more committed to his re-election ambition, knowing fully that his (Buhari’s) popularity has drastically dropped and he needs the national leader’s ‘political wand’ to win the next presidential election, just as others says it was an attempt by the president to avoid the Presidential Debate slated for January 19. Read more