We will defeat Buhari as opposition defeated ruling party in DRC - PDP

We will defeat Buhari as opposition defeated ruling party in DRC - PDP

- The PDP campaign organisation says an impending defeat is awaiting President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election

- Kola Ologbondiyan, the director, media and publicity of the PDP campaign, notes that the opposition victory in the in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s presidential election is a confidence booster for Nigerians on Atiku Abubakar’s victory

- Ologbondiyan says Nigerians should not also forget that in March 2018, opposition candidate in Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio defeated the ruling party’s candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has said the defeat of ruling party’s candidate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s presidential election was another pointer to the impending defeat of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.

The director, media and publicity of the organisation, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the statement on Thursday, January 10, in a congratulatory message to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) president-elect, Felix Tshiekedi, for his victory at the just concluded election in that country, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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"It is instructive to note that the people of DRC asserted their power of control and prevailed in enthroning the leadership of their choice, noting that such determination is inevitable in the Feb. 16, presidential election in Nigeria," he said.

“The victory of opposition candidate and particularly the relegation of the ruling party to third position in the election in spite of the daunting challenges is a confidence booster for Nigerians on Atiku Abubakar’s victory,’’ he said.

Ologbondiyan added: “Nigerians should not also forget that in March 2018, opposition candidate in Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio defeated the ruling party’s candidate.

“In December 2017, opposition George Weah defeated the sitting Vice President Joseph Boakai of Liberia while in December 2016, opposition party’s candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo defeated the incumbent President of Ghana, John Mahama.

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“Those relying on rigging to shortchange Nigerians on Feb. 16 should therefore be reminded, that as demonstrated in the DRC, the power of the people remains greater than the power of this nepotistic few.’’

Ologbondiyan called on all Nigerians to remain resolute in the national resolve to vote in the PDP candidate, Abubakar, as the next president to restore good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity in the land.

Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari is trustworthy and honest enough for the job of the president of Nigeria beyond 2019.

Osinbajo said this on Thursday, January 10, during the All Progressives Party (APC) governorship campaign launching held at Kaltungo in Gombe state.

According to him, Nigeria needs a man of Buhari’s qualities for the job of presiding over the country.

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