The son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El- Rufai has criticized New York Times based on its tweet on President Buhari’s declaration of re-contesting in the incoming 2019 election.
The tweet on New York Times official Twitter page reads this;
“Muhammadu Bahari, Nigerian president beset by health problems, Boko Haram and calls for him to step aside, says he will run again in 2019”.
However, Bashir El-Rufai has reacted to the above tweet by writing this;
“The President in your country, was on tape bragging about grabbing women by the P**** and eats Big Macs all day, and is a fully open racist and misogynist will run again in 2020 and win too, but hey, it’s the New York Times”.
It can also be recall that while receiving the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby in London Wednesday, Buhari explained why he wanted to re-contest in 2019 Presidential election. According to President Buhari, he is contesting because the majority of Nigerians are appreciating his leadership.
He said he has decided to announce his intention on Monday during the National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress, because of the anxiety Nigerians are having on whether he would re-contest or not.
According to a statement that was made by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President said;
“I declared before leaving home because Nigerians were talking too much about whether I would run or not. So, I felt I should break the ice.
“We have many things to focus on, like security, agriculture, economy, anti-corruption, and many others. We needed to concentrate on them, and politics should not be a distraction.
“The majority of Nigerians appreciate what we are doing, and that is why I am re-contesting,” the President said.
Buhari shared some successes his administration has been able to achieve with particular emphasis in agriculture.
“We have cut the importation of rice by about 90%, saving billions of dollars in the process. People who rushed into petrol money have now gone back to agriculture. Even professionals have gone back to the land. Nigeria should be able to feed itself comfortably soon. I am so pleased,” the President said.