- Godswill Akpabio, a former minority leader of the Senate, says Muhammadu Buhari will emerge winner of the 2019 presidential election
- Akpabio, a former governor of Akwa Ibom state, says Buhari's emergence as president in 2015 was designed by God
- The senator recalls how Buhari was begged by some Nigerian politicians from both the PDP and the APC to contest in 2015
A former minority leader of the eighth Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has said though he is not God, he has the assurances that President Muhammadu Buhari will return to power by defeating other candidates including Atiku Abubakar.
Akpabio made the declaration in an interview with journalists recently as reported by Leadership.
Akpabio called God a master designer who does things in His own ways. He said God had designed Buhari to salvage the country at this point and that he decided to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to help the president stabilize the country.
“I am not God and I am not also a prophet but sometimes God reveals things to people that he loves and I know God loves me because I love God.
“The projection is that in terms of the political rigmarole that is going on in terms of alignment and realignments, 2019 victory will belong to the All Progressive Congress (APC) and most especially President Muhammadu Buhari will be returning for a second term in office.
“I am saying so because God loves Nigeria. This is a man we have tried for so many years to be president of the country.
“One time he gave himself that he was no longer going, he thanked all the supporters but from nowhere, a group of people, some from PDP and APC came together and went back to appeal to him to come and they even opted to buy the form for him to come.
“In spite of his resistance, he came and then of course confusion entered into the PDP family and God is a master designer, he eventually emerged president,” he said when he was asked what he thinks about the 2019 election.
He noted that when Buhari emerged president of Nigeria, the incumbent president at the time did not wait for the final result of the election before calling to congratulate him.
As a result, he said, Nigeria had a very smooth transition and very peaceful.
“I believe that in 2015 we all had our choices but God had his way and when God has a hand in something, I don’t think God is a master of uncompleted projects.
“This was not a decision of man, this was a decision of God and therefore God can give him the second term through Nigerians and you can see why I will be bold enough to say so that you can see the kind of political personalities that he continues to attract despite the rigmarole of some members of his political party.
“That is why I can project that come 2019 general elections the APC will become victorious,” he added.
Legit.ng earlier reported that one of the former presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sam Nda-Isaiah, expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 general election.
Nda-Isaiah said the good work being initiated under the governing All Progressives Congress [APC] led government will be enough to return President Buhari back to power.
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