- The PDP national chairman, Uche Secondus, has stated that President Buhari would be defeated by his party’s presidential candidate
- Secondus chided the APC led government for failing to deliver its promises
- He listed the economy, unemployment and herdsmen crisis as reasons why the ruling party would be booted out by Nigerians in 2019
- According to him, the PDP’s candidate will beat the APC candidate, even if it is Buhari, by a wide margin
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that any candidate the opposition party fields for the 2019 presidential election would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, Independent reports.
Speaking in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Thursday, April 12, the PDP chairman opined that there is no way Nigerians would give their votes to Buhari in 2019; as the present administration had failed to deliver majority of its promises.
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Legit.ng gathers that Secondus listed economic recession, high rate of unemployment, insecurity, high cost of living, daily job losses, and lopsided anti-corruption war as some of the problems the APC government had foisted on citizens.
He stated: “I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that we will present a credible presidential candidate that will be acceptable to all Nigerians. Such candidate will emerge through a free, fair and credible democratic process.
“I am confident that whoever flies the flag of our party will defeat the presidential candidate of APC, including President Buhari, because I don’t see Nigerians voting the APC back to power. They have failed in all their promises. In fact, it was a colossal failure and they themselves know that they have disappointed Nigerians. They promised one naira to a dollar, today it is N362 to a dollar.
“They said if Buhari becomes president, fuel will be sold at N40 per litre. Today, fuel is being sold at N145 per litre and above N200 in some places. They visited hunger and untold hardship on the masses.
“The economy today is in a shambles. People are losing jobs on a daily basis. Unemployment rate is on the highest level and killer herdsmen are on the rampage. They have failed virtually on all that they promised. So, why will any sane person ask them to continue in another four years?
“Nigerians have experienced both APC and PDP and they can see that the difference is very clear. Of course, we made some mistakes but we were humble enough to admit it and promised to right the wrongs in the future.
“So, I am optimistic that our candidate will beat the APC candidate, even if it is Buhari, by a wide margin; but we are appealing that the election should be free and fair.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Lauretta Onochie, personal assistant on social media to President Muhammadu Buhari, stated that there is no northerner alive who can defeat the president in 2019.
She made the comment on her Twitter handle, @Laurestar. Onochie’s statement was in agreement with a similar quote by an Abuja-based lawyer and lecturer, Daniel Bwalla. She further agreed with Bwalla that in terms of the national convention of the PDP, the opposition party was ‘done and dusted’.
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