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President Buhari’s Popularity Drops On Social Media


President Buhari’s Popularity Drops On Social Media


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By George Onmonya Daniel

President Muhammadu Buhari’s popularity has dropped significantly on the social media, Facebook and Twitter, the platforms that really contributed immensely in helping him in winning the presidential election. NEWISSUES can authoritatively tell you that since becoming president, Buhari has not been able to woo those who were against him to his side and those who had campaigned vigorously for him and supported him wholeheartedly are beginning, not only to whine and wail, but criticize him openly and angrily.

Recently some group who were die-hard supporters of the man they call PMB, have seriously launched a campaign against his incessant traveling which they described as not helping nation are fruitless. They are agitating for the president to stay back home and address issues and problems that affect and is affecting Nigerians.

President Buhari’s woes started when he promised to end Boko Haram in December 2015 and claimed to have finished Boko Haram by the end of the year. The #Bringbackourgirls campaigners who were sympathetic to this administration quickly told the president that he cannot claim to have finish Boko Haram without getting the Chibok girls or telling the country their whereabout. They stormed Aso Rock for protest demanding to see the president. Their ill-treatment in the villa went viral.

Later Boko Haram struck severally and even launched at attack on the outskirt of Maiduguri killing hundreds. People started doubting the sincerity of the administration.

The blunder of the budget where the national budget submitted to the national assembly was a complete mess has left many wondering if President Buhari and his APC party are ready or understand the challenges ahead of them. The free fall of the naira against the dollar and how government look powerless in handling this is also another reason.

The APC governor’s lack of initiation and lack of creativity has also not helped Buhari. Most states haven’t paid salaries for months lesaving civil servants grumbling in an economy where the civil service is one of the largest employer of labour.

The recent loses in election by the APC and gains by the PDP is being attributed to the disorganized and disoriented administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. A lot of Nigerians who once believed that Buhari can change this country because they see the problem of the country as corruption have lost their confidence with this administration. People on the streets all over the nation are beginning to complain bitterly. The only people who are still holding on tenaciously to their belief this administration are party loyalists and die-hard supporters who would never bulge even if Buhari fails completely to fullfil his promises after 4 years or two terms of eight years, they would find some people to blame for his failures and the scapegoat would be saboteurs and moles in the previous administration of the PDP. To this group of people, the president can do no wrong.




  1. Sani Baba Ahmad

    February 23, 2016 at 7:32 am

    Engr Ekenzuwa Philip wrote:
    I am neither surprised nor worried by ” their” hatred for Buhari… rats and a cat can never live in the same place. Too many things divide and draw heavy distinctions between PMB and his haters: He loves Nigeria , they hate it. He thinks of Nigerians, they think of themselves and family. He is honest, they are dishonest. He has character, they lack it. He pursues the Hereafter they struggle to have the world in their armpits. He is patriotic, they are greedy and selfish. He serves, they derail and enslave. He is devoid of moral stains, they are immorality personified. His past is clean and shinny, their past hunts them. They are thieves, he catches thieves. They have stolen, he wants to get back the loots. They are insects and pests, he is a powerful and effective insecticide. Fear fears him, they are afraid. They are running, Buhari is in hot pursuit. They call for division, he works on unity. They say Boko Haram, he calls Nigeria. They want Biafra, he chooses Nigeria. They shout Niger Delta, he advocates Nigeria. They shared money for arms, he is retrieving the money and buying the arms. They sponsored insurgency, he is defeating insurgency. They are like gel, he is the fire melting them. They make the noise , Buhari does the work. They are destroyers, he is a constructor. They are wailing and weeping and crying, the man is smiling, shaking, organising and hugging poor folks. How can they love him? The more they hate him, the more we love him. The more they fear, the more we feel secured. I can not choose a rusted iron and leave gold. Buhari has chosen Nigeria and I have chosen him.

  2. Auwalu Fari

    February 23, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I see David mark popularity start rising rapidly in social media lol.

  3. Nasir Abdulkarim

    February 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    Only bigots, perverts and corrupt-infested minds can believe dat.

  4. Ubong Udoh

    February 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Buhari loves Nigerians, wow! What an illusion. Sometimes I wonder why some people prefer to be stupidly blind and also desire that others should follow them in their error.

  5. Isah Jamu Gamba

    February 23, 2016 at 10:43 am

    He us paying rent 22million in aso rock. Why would his popularity not drop

  6. Isah Jamu Gamba

    February 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Only a pervert corrupt president would claim 22million rent in aso rock.

  7. Mohammed Denbello

    February 23, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Only fools and un paceint hate PMB

  8. Onyenna Ijendu

    February 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    why not with all these hunger pain sorrow and blood,what we expected voting him is not what he is giving,not only on social media soon the media hype that brought him to power is going to bring him down

  9. Ismaila Isyaka Abdullahi Hamif

    February 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    We still with Baba Buhari. Only corrupt political animals believe it.

  10. Salma Abdul

    February 23, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    So d hell what!!

  11. bomoalbertoguara

    February 24, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    Head in the clouds.

  12. Micheal Sunday Chiazor

    February 28, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    A good reason why the APC is trying to muzzle the Social Media.

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