- As the 2019 general elections draw nearer, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says President Buhari will defeat his opponents
- Mohammed said Buhari is impacting positively on the lives of Nigerians more than any other leader
- The minister said PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar is not interested in facing the real issues of governance and development
Minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said President Muhammadu Buhari will win the forthcoming presidential election with a wide margin than he did in 2015.
Mohammed, who said this on Thursday, December 20, said his principal would coast home to victory because of higher verifiable achievements he has recorded since coming to power in 2015, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the minister said there was no real contender against Buhari for the number one political position, saying the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was only interested in whipping up sentiments.
Mohammed said Atiku was not interested in facing the real issues of governance and development, which he said were of interest to the Nigerian people.
He said: “Buhari is not only going to win next year’s election but I am very convinced that he is going to win with a higher margin than he did in 2015. The reason is that he is impacting positively on the lives of Nigerians more than any other leader has done in recent history."
Mohammed also reacted to the unruly behaviour of some lawmakers during Buhari's presentation of 2019 budget to the National Assembly on Wednesday, December 19.
He said: “Yes, some unruly lawmakers threw away parliamentary decorum to behave like ordinary protesters or agitators. It is nothing but bad politicking (infantile politicking/parliamentary rascality).
“But the real news is that the unruly action provided the platform for our party, the APC, to assert its majority in the National Assembly. The plan by the opposition was to embarrass the President and prevent him from presenting the budget.
“But they were comprehensively overwhelmed by our lawmakers who are in the majority. That also sends a clear signal to the opposition that they lack the number to override the President’s decision not to assent to the Electoral Bill. I must also note that all through the sniping by some unruly lawmakers, the President remained dignified and presidential. He rose above it all to make his presentation.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one of the former presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sam Nda-Isaiah, expressed confidence that President Buhari would win the 2019 general election.
Nda-Isaiah said the good work being initiated under the ruling APC-led government would be enough to return President Buhari back to power.
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