A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, said that Buhari’s overall performance would determine his support for him in 2019.
Obasanjo, who spoke in an interview he granted the BBC Hausa Service on Saturday, explained that Buhari had not disappointed him because he had solved the problems he was expected to find solutions to.
He said the Nigerian leader started dealing with the problem of bribery, corruption and the war against insurgency.
Obasanjo said, “It is not everybody that will be satisfied with the way he is fighting bribery but the important thing is that he has started waging war against the problem.
“The same way we know that with his status as a retired soldier, he will try his best to find a solution to the problem of insurgency.”
Asked whether he would still support Buhari if he re-contests the next election, Obasanjo said, “If he (Buhari) says he will re-contest, I will look at his overall performance before I take a decision. I voted for him two years ago because I could vote for anyone besides Goodluck Jonathan.”