- President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election based on his track record, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says
- He said the masses who trooped out to vote for the president in 2015 are still in support of him
- The governor declared that Buhari remains the most popular political figure among the masses of Nigeria
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state says the performance of President Muhammadu Buhari will guarantee his re-election in 2019 because the “real voters are behind the president”.
The governor said this in a statement through Kingsley Fanwo, his director general of Media and Publicity, in Lokoja over the weekend.
Bello said Buhari remains the most popular political figure among the masses of Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
The statement read:
“Two classes determine the electoral success of any candidate in Nigeria. The powerful elites and the masses. In 2015, the masses took over by trooping to the polling units massively to elect Africa’s most popular and most trusted political figure, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Many of us who supported him actually supported his incorruptible and disciplined personality. I founded the Kogi Youth Arise Group with like minds to ensure the victory of the President in Kogi State. President Buhari is a phenomenal leader who truly loves Nigeria.
“Almost three years into his first tenure, the President has proven why we elected him in the first place. He has destroyed the roots of corruption which was our number one problem as a nation. He has taken steps to unite the nation by ensuring his style of leadership brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together.
“It is not out of place to expect corrupt individuals and protectors of corruption to antagonize the fighters of corruption. Those who could not steal from the national pot anymore are coming out with all sorts of ideas and strategies to stop the man who is determined to continue to move Nigeria forward.
“2019 is not about PMB, but about the determination of Nigerians to finally own Nigeria by re-electing a President that has done so much to fight corruption, fight insurgency and develop the nation. Nigerians will surely re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari.
“When the President rolled out his achievements, the opponents of his good governance are scampering for cover. President Muhammadu Buhari has surpassed all expectations. In Kogi State, I told my Media Office to give updates on what we have done so far and where we have to be in the next one year. Now the song has changed.
“There is a deliberate choice of the opposition to promote falsehood and generate misinformation to rail their ways into power in 2019. Nigerians know better. As Mr President stopped them on the national stage, we also stopped them in Kogi State. Former Governors of the state who didn’t remember to put good roads and electricity anywhere, including their villages now go home to find out a Governor is doing that already.
“The people are with us. The people are with the APC and by the grace of God and the powers of the electorate to choose light over darkness, the party shall triumph again in 2019”.
The governor also claimed that the All Progressives Congress is united ahead of 2019, saying there was no division in the party.
“APC is a big family. We are united and prepared to continue to serve Nigeria beyond 2019. PDP helped us to sell Buhari in 2015 and they have started again now. The people know the truth about Buhari and will continue to follow his leadership which protects the poor masses”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the United States president, Donald Trump, had invited President Muhammadu Buhari to a meeting at the White House on April 30, 2018.
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According to a statement released by the US government, Trump is expected to discuss issues such as promoting economic growth and fighting terrorism with Buhari.
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