The 2019 election is only a few months away and many Nigerians are already voicing out their displeasure about the Buhari -led administration and do not want him to be voted in again. His administration, no doubt has made life unbearable for some Nigerians, this makes one wonder if Buhari stands a chance at being voted in once again in the 2019 elections.
Here are 3 reasons why many Nigerians are keen on voting out Buhari come 2019;
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed that the 2016 economic recession was a full year recession and the worst in the country’s history since 1987. This recession, which happened to be one of the most dreaded times in Nigerian history was caused by a few other economic problems such as inflation leading to low purchasing power, accumulation of debt especially foreign debts, fall in aggregate demand, fall in wages and income as well as mass unemployment. Although all these problems have been existent in the country for time immemorial, it is believed that the Buhari’s government made it worse.
Exorbitant Hike in Fuel Price
Despite his electoral promise to reduce petrol pump price from the N87 per litre that he met it, President Muhammadu Buhari increased the price to a whooping N145 per litre. Before his election as president, Buhari promised Nigerians that he will reduce the fuel pump price from N87 to N40 per litre. At first, he justified the increment by the removal of subsidy. But the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo later revealed that the pump price of petrol was increased because Nigeria was broke.
High Cost of Living
As the dollar to naira exchange rate and fuel price increased, so did prices of commodities in the market. Nigerians could no longer afford the basic things they needed for survival conveniently. Employers had to lay off staff because they could no longer afford them. Some products also had as much as 100% increment in their initial prices. No wonder Nigeria has now been ranked the world’s poorest state! If average Nigerians can no longer feed comfortably with their income, then it is a well-deserved medal.
Buhari has tried his best when it comes to fighting corruption and recovering looted funds, but that is not the true test of a good president. A good president makes life easy for his citizens in all ramifications and sadly, Buhari has failed at that.
Will Buhari be re-elected as the President of Nigeria?