The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for saying he will win the 2019 presidential election.
PDP said Buhari was “suffering from self-deception to think he can win the 2019 Presidential election, in spite of his abysmal performance and widespread rejection by Nigerians.”
Recall that Buhari had while speaking at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi, the Bauchi state capital, yesterday, expressed optimism that he will win the 2019 Presidential election.
Buhari had said:-
“I contested election for the first time, second and third times, but lost. I said good and contested election again for the fourth time and won. I am telling you, I am going to contest election again for the seat of president and I will win because I have never been found wanting.”
But reacting to Buhari’s comment, PDP said the president had failed to come to terms that Nigerians will resist him and any attempt to rig the presidential election.
A statement by PDP’s spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan reads, “It is indeed unfortunate and characteristic of failed leaders that President Buhari cannot read the clear handwriting on the wall, even as demonstrated by the scanty attendance at his Bauchi rally on Thursday, where he boasted about winning the 2019 elections.”
Buhari Praises Abacha Amidst Evil Deeds Performed By Gen Sani Abacha
Between 1999 and 2014, Nigeria was getting 2.1 million barrels per day at average cost of $100 per barrel. It went up to $143. So Nigeria was earning 2.1m million times 100 times 16 years.
When we came, it collapsed to $37-38 and it was oscillating between 40 and 54 sometimes. I went to the Governor of Central Bank; thank goodness I did not sack him; he is still there!
I went with my cap in my hand but there were no savings, only debt. And you know more than I do, the condition of the roads and some of them were not repaired since PTF days.
No matter what opinion you have about Abacha, I agreed to work with him and the PTF road we did from here to Port Harcourt, to Onitsha, to Benin and so on… On top of other things in the institution, education, medical care and so on.
And now we have to pay the debts and this year and last year’s budgets were the highest in capital projects: more than N1.3trillion. Let anybody come and confront me publicly in the National Assembly.
What have they been doing? Some of them have been there for 10 years. What have they been doing? So, really, this country, luckily for me, I said it about 8 years ago that we have no other country than Nigeria, we should remain here and salvage it together.”
“What Have You Benefited From Me?”- Buhari Asks His Supporters
President Muhammadu Buhari who is set to contest in the 2019 upcoming general elections, has appreciated his supporters.
President Muhammadu Buhari was full of gratitude to his supporters under the aegis of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), who visited him at the presidential villa on Tuesday.
According to SaharaReporters, while speaking with the team, led by Hameed Ali, Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Buhari wondered “what the hell” was their benefit, since they weren’t receiving payment for their service.
“Nobody is paying you for what you have been doing. It is because, from the bottom of your hearts, you exposed yourselves by identifying with me through opposition to success and after the success I don’t know how many of you people will say what the hell you got out of it,” he said.
“You can only get satisfaction through voluntary and understandable way of believing in issues you do. You are only expecting your return from God and you are looking for the future of the country, your children and your grandchildren.
“Sometime I wonder… those who can afford to educate their children overseas – America, Europe, Asia and so on, and they continue… I wonder want kind of Nigerians they want their children to come and work with.
“I think there is a lot of lack of imagination because if you’re fighting for the country then you shouldn’t be misappropriating or misapplying the fund the way people do.”
Buhari To Lead 1 Million Nigerians For ‘Democracy Walk’
The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of “Democracy Solidarity Walk”.
Kletsaint Akor, NSDG’s convener, told reporters on Sunday that Buhari would lead the walk scheduled for May 29 at the Eagle Square, Abuja.
He said the walk, organised by NSDG in collaboration with state and non-state partners, would also be led by governors in the 36 state capitals across Nigeria.
According to Akor, the walk, which is the fourth edition with the theme “Walk for credible, free and fair 2019 election”, is expected to attract over 1 million people nationwide.
He said the aim of the exercise was to moblise Nigerians to take ownership of the 2019 electoral process through participation, enlightenment and protection of Nigeria’s nascent democracy.