President Muhammadu Buhari
The popularity of President Muhammadu Buhari that saw him coast to victory against former President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a major dip as Nigerians have turned their backs on him.
In a new survey by Ripples Nigeria, Buhari no longer enjoys the widespread identity many Nigerians had with him following the 2015 Presidential election.
The findings, carried out via an online survey, and widely spread to ensure feedback from virtually every segment of the Nigerian population, indicated that the popularity rating of President Muhammadu Buhari which had seen him clinch the elections in 2015, has actually dropped, Ripples Nigeria gathered.
The question asked: ‘If Buhari decides to contest in 2019 would you support him?’ (source: Ripples Nigeria)
In the survey question, ‘If Buhari decides to contest in 2019 would you support him?’52.3 per cent of respondents answered ‘No’, while 41.5 per cent answered ‘Yes’, as 6.2 per cent were undecided.
The new statistics shows that majority of people are not in support of the president and his policies. The drop in the popularity rating of Buhari has been attributed to a number of factors, top of which is the nation’s economy which is acknowledged to have hit recession, the report noted.
Analysts, therefore, suggest that in the event Buhari is nursing a re-election dream, either for himself or his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) then he, and by extension, his party need to sit up, to regain the confidence of the Nigerian electorate