- A former governor of Imo state has said that the Peoples Democratic Party would want President Buhari to run for presidency in 2019
- Achike Udenwa said presidency would be an easy win for the PDP if Buhari runs
- He said the federal government lied to Nigerians when it announced that the country has exited recession
A former governor of Imo sate, Achike Udenwa, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would support the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Sun reports that Udenwa said the emergence of President Buhari as the flag bearer of the ruling party would make winning the 2019 presidential election easy for the PDP.
He said the PDP is already set to bring an end to the APC ahead of the 2019 general election.
He said the APC won the 2015 election on a populist mandate and have failed to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians since taking over power.
Udenwa said: “The exchange rate that was between N190 and N200 to a dollar, is now about N370. The recession set in."
The former governor debunking claims that Nigeria has successfully exited recession said the price of oil only moved up a little bit.
He said: “We will support him to become APC candidate. That will be good for us and makes our work easier. Let him emerge as APC presidential candidate.
“Being realistic, you will see that people calling for Buhari to run for second term is out of selfishness.
“They want again to ride on the back of Buhari to run and win their own elections. That is what it is all about. How can you, this is a man whose health has been bad, we thank God that he has been able to recover appreciably.
"If he manages to drag on to the end of the term, you want him to come for another four years? Are you being realistic? If that is what APC has chosen, it is good for us. But even with that they still can’t stand us.”
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, October 20, said Nigerians have lost their trust on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jonathan said Nigerians only fear Buhari rather than trust him.
The former president also accused the president and his aides of peddling falsehood over claims that Nigerians did not protest the hike in fuel price by the President Buhari-led administration.
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