The main opposition party, the PDP, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is afraid of his impending defeat in the February 16 presidential election.
The Punch reports that the party made the statement in reaction to Buhari’s claims that corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine presidential poll.
But the PDP dismissed Buhari’s claims and accused the president of looking for excuses to postpone the general elections.
“The president and the APC are aware that their days in government are numbered. They know that they can no longer deceive the people. Enough of lies and propaganda! They are looking for excuses for their impending defeat and also postpone the elections," the national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, said.
Still on politics, Vanguard newspaper for Monday, February 11, reports that the PDP has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of presiding over the most corrupt and incompetent administration in the history of Nigeria.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement claimed the president is funding his campaign with looted funds.
The party’s spokesperson described the current anti-corruption fight by the Buhari administration as fake, adding that the president is merely paying lip services to the fight on corruption.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has been projected to win the presidential elections by 60% according to predictions by a New York-based global research and political risk solutions firm Eurasia Group.
The Nation reports that the Eurasia Group stated that the odds against Buhari’s main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have positioned the incumbent to retain his seat.
The group said the lack of enthusiasm in Atiku’s campaign and the divided support being enjoyed by the former vice president from key elements in the PDP were some of the factors that could work against the PDP presidential candidate.
In another news report, thousands of supporters trooped out to attend a rally of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
This Day reports that the large crowd of supporters that attended the Sunday February 10 rally has further strengthened the growing forecast that the main opposition party’s flag bearer is in strong contention in areas hitherto believed to be strongholds of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The newspaper stated that analysts have started giving Atiku Abubakar a chance of winning the coming elections following the large number of enthusiastic supporters that attended his rallies across the country.
This Day learnt that some supporters of the APC have been jolted by the unprecedented crowd that attended Atiku’s rallies in Jigawa, Kaduna and Katsina state. They have reportedly expressed fears privately that Buhari might have lost some of his core supporters in his base.
In another news report, the family of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, has pleaded with the federal government to secure the release of their daughter.
The Guardian reports that the mother of the abducted girl, Rebecca, asked the government not to allow her daughter to be killed by the terrorists.
She made the plea at a press conference organised by the Leadership Empowerment Advocacy Humanitarian (LEAH) foundation in Abuja.
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