I disagree with this and I will tell you why 2019 will be different.
The expectations were uber high and somewhat unrealistic (maybe that was the Achilles heel of APC).
Now, wanting out is one thing but how is another thing. That was the problem.
However, beyond the common front, the candidate must be an opposite persona to the "Corrupt" perception given to Jonathan at that time.
A collabo of Nigerians yearning for Change + Strategically astute BAT (SW) + Northern Hero PMB + Marginalized nPDP did the magic. (Note these variables)
The numbers added up.
Many Nigerians who yearned for CHANGE in 2015 are utterly disappointed save some few people. I will talk about those few people in a bit.
So PDP in its judgement think Nigerians desire another CHANGE hence want to do the same thing APC did in 2015.
Is it true that a majority of Nigerians desire CHANGE?
If true, what kind of change do they desire? The PDP change or an entirely knew person far from this same political order.
Sensible Nigerians will say "If PDP ruled for 16 years, why change an APC govt of 3 years?"
They know the true meaning of CHANGE.
These folks certainly will want Buhari to continue.
Let me stop here. Next Variable.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu has made his stance known. He is standing with Buhari in 2019 and the entire SW will follow him.
This is one of the MAJOR reasons PDP & their cohorts wont be able to upstage Buhari in 2019.
For those who have followed this man, it is a fact that no matter what platform Buhari contests on, he has always polled an average of 10m votes.
PDP as it stands today can do NOTHING about this, even with nPDP joining them,
I am not part of those who downplay the role these folks played in 2015. The destroyed PDP from within.
Lets assume they will all move to PDP or stay in APC to destroy it from within, their impact will be minimal because of the PMB factor. I'll explain
From where I stand, that will be an uphill task. Buhari has a cult following in the North that none of them can upstage.
Rigging will be difficult in 2019 and it is no secret that the worse hit will be PDP.
Those Rivers State votes of 2015 wont happen in 2019. Kano votes may be replicated.
If PDP likes let them merge with all the political parties available, it will make no difference.
The worst mistake will be to make Atiku PDP's flagbearer.
2019 wont be like 2015. END.