- Tony Momoh said Buhari will gain more support from South East in 2019
- The former minister said he believed this because more South East elders are migrating to APC
- He also said there is no doubt in him that Buhari will contest in 2019
All Progressive Congress chieftain and former Minister of Information and Culture, Prince Tony Momoh has expressive optimism that the South East will vote for President Buhari again in 2019.
NAIJ.com learnt that Momoh said that Buhari has fulfilled most of the desires of the people of South East Nigeria and that this will garner support for him.
Momoh while speaking to the Sun Newspaper said he has no doubt that the President will contest again in 2019 and that the support for him would be massive.
Another reason the former minister gave was that most political leaders in South East have defected from their parties to APC and this will ensure loyalty for the president.
His words: "Politics is dynamic, active. I don’t believe in judging anything. Buhari is on ground and in my way of calculation, I don’t see anything coming between now and 2023 that will dismantle what is already on ground. I don’t argue over 2019, because he will contest.
“We have never had money, but we ran and won the election because Buhari has very loyal supporters. Don’t forget that INEC has limit on the amount of money you can spend for election.
“In fact, it is illegal to spend certain amount of money for election. It is illegal to bring in large sum of money. So, the money anyone spends should be monitored.
“So, election is not all about money, with 14 governors and hundreds of elected people he had 16 million votes, and the critical votes came from South West.
“All those votes are available, and more votes are coming from the South East, because what the Igbo wanted are being done – the road from Onitsha to Enugu is receiving attention, ditto, the Enugu/Port Harcourt road, and many other roads that former President Goodluck Jonathan neglected.
“Work is in progress at the Second Niger Bridge, and the erosion sites in the South East are also receiving attention. Look at what is happening at Aba, look at what is happening with Innoson Motors.
“So, he is going to get more support from the South East, more so, look at how the political leaders in that zone are flocking into APC.”
Meanwhile, regular updates of President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom will not be provided for Nigerians, government officials have said.
There are reports that unnamed top government sources ruled out daily update on the president’s health status and treatment while in London.
They said such updates were unnecessary since Buhari had handed over to his deputy Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is now the acting president.
In the NAIJ.com video below, Nigerians react to being asked to pray for President Buhari's well-being: