- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied former vice president Atiku Abubakar over his comment on President Buhari
- Atiku had said that he would easily defeat Buhari in 2019
- APC said that Nigerians would still vote for Buhari if he decides to seek re-election in 2019
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied former vice president Atiku Abubakar over his comments that he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 election.
Leadership reports that the APC national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said President Buhari would easily defeat the former vice president should he stand for re-election.
NAIJ.com gathered that Abdullahi said: “I believe that the reasons Nigerians voted for President Buhari in 2015 are still pertinent. They voted President Buhari because they needed a leader who has integrity, strong on corruption and capable of defeating Boko Haram.
“If he stands for election in 2019, we believe Nigerians would still vote for him.”
Similarly, an APC chieftain, Alhaji Umar Duhu said it was ‘absolutely preposterous’ for Atiku’s to think that he could ever defeat Buhari in any political contest.
Duhu also declared that Atiku had no important figure even in Adamawa politics, hence he could not be a stumbling block to President Buhari should he decide to contest the presidential election.
Duh said: “The president has defeated him in so many instances and they are there in public domain. He (Atiku) is not a factor in the Adamawa politics, much less to pose a serious threat to the president.
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“He can never defeat the president in any election and that is sufficiently clear.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that former vice president Atiku Abubakar has said defeating President Muhammadu Buhari will be a cakewalk for him if the president runs against him in 2019.
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