- Elders advisory council under the platform of the ruling APC has said that nothing would stop President Buhari from winning the forthcoming election
- The council of elders said that Buhari's victory on February 16, is non-negotiable
- Chief Jethro Akun, the chairman of the elders council, Plateau central chapter, said that the president has no strong contender in the elections
The Elders Advisory Council (EAC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau has said that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming general election is “very certain.”
Vanguard reports that the elders also said that Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state would have a landslide victory at the polls.
Legit.ng gathered that both President Buhari and Lalong are seeking fresh mandates in the elections scheduled for February 16 and March 2.
The chairman of the Elders Advisory Council, Plateau central chapter, Chief Jethro Akun, stated this on Wednesday, January 9, in Jos, while declaring open a meeting convened by the Plateau central chapter of the council.
Akun, a former Plateau deputy governor, said that the turnout at the flag-off of the APC campaign on Friday, January 4, was a clear indication that the party was on the right course and cruising to victory.
He said: "To some of us, we will say that Mr. President does not have a contender as far as this election is concerned. Yes, he may have some people, who have shown interest to contest, that is democracy, but none of them is his match.
“At the state level, the turnout you saw that day was that of people who are willing to support us. With what happened that day, you can say it is a concluded election.
“We know that some people are there to contest election, but contesting election is one thing while wining the election is another."
He said that the elders council meeting was to put heads together towards success in all the elections.
In his remarks, Captain Joseph Din (rtd), the chairman, Plateau APC Elders Council, appealed to the people to be patient with the party. (NAN)
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