- The Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019
- The governor said he has all it takes to defeat the president
- According to him, he (Tambuwal) he left APC because of impunity
The governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal Tuesday, September 25, vowed to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 presidential election.
Tambuwal while speaking at the Niger state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said he had all it takes to defeat the president.
He said: “When you are going into a battle, you must present your best arsenals to defeat your opponent; if not, you will be overwhelmed. It is our collective responsibility as leaders to come together to rescue our nation from disintegration."
“The country is greatly endowed but the lack of visionary leadership to harness its abundant resources for the benefit of the vast majority account for the poverty ravaging the country.
"I left the All Progressives Party due to the impunity and clear issues of mis-governance and on the lack of respect for the tenet of democratic principles. I have since discovered that the issue of bad governance is worse in the ruling All progressives party.
"We left the PDP to form the APC; in the course of time, we began to see signs clearly that the APC itself was affected by some of those misfortunes of bad leadership. And so, we had to leave. That made us to start coming back to the PDP as a better alternative. At that stage, we realised that PDP was the best option to move the country forward.
"What I am doing is not personal or about myself but a sacrifice for my country; otherwise I can’t leave the comfort of continuing as a governor for what I am embarking upon.
“The decision of the venue of the convention is for the party and its organ to take, even if they choose Minna if they have the facilities, there is nothing bad about it. We, the aspirants, are only consulted for our input, not to insist on where the party will host the event."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Tambuwal had on Monday, September 24, arrived the party's Legacy House in Abuja for screening exercise.
Tambuwal was at the PDP office at exactly 10.43 am for the screening which is being carried out by a committee led by the former vice president, Namadi Sambo.
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Speaking upon his arrival, Tambuwal who is also the governor of Sokoto state said Nigeria needs agenda setting institutions to drive the national economic rebirth and growth.
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