- A governorship aspirant in Gombe, Abubakar Habu Mu'azu, is optimistic that President Buhari will win in 2019 no matter the political party he contests under
- According to him, the president is more popular than his political party, the APC
- He said Buhari doesn't need to campaign in the northeast as his people will vote for him
Abubakar Habu Mu'azu, an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Gombe state, said President Muhammadu Buhari will win the presidential election comfortably in 2019 no matter the party he contested under.
Mu'azu argued that the president is more popular than his political party, the APC, and claimed that his popularity in the north will secure his victory in 2019 without him having to campaign in the northeast.
Punch reports that Mu'azu also said that Nigerians have seen President Buhari's leadership qualities and his fight against corruption has ensnared him to the people.
He said: "Nigerians have seen his leadership qualities," he said. "People particularly in the northeast have seen peace and it is because of the peace that we are here. And because of the corruption that he has been fighting he was commended the world over.
"For the elites, definitely there is a problem because there was no business as usual. The elites are crying but the common man is happy because of peace. It is only when we live in peace that we will know that we are hungry. It is when there is peace that you will know that you don't have money. We thank God that things are gradually getting better and we are out of the recession.
"I assure you he [Buhari] doesn't have to come to the North East to campaign for him to be elected. We are Ok with the peace we are enjoying, the appointments and projects like the Mambilla Hydro Power project and the establishment of the North East Development Commission as well as the exploration of oil that is going on in the region.
"People are not even talking about the APC, they are talking about president Buhari. So, wherever he goes people will follow him. In whatever party he contested I assure you, Nigerians will vote for him."
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NAIJ.com previously reported that the Emir of Maradun in Zamfara, Alhaji Garba Tambari, said some traditional rulers across the country have resolved to ensure the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
Tambari stated this when he fielded questions from newsmen after paying a condolence visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, on Sunday, February 18.
According to the Emir, all citizens who wish Nigeria well must support the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari if he finally decides to seek renewal of his electoral mandate in 2019.
2019 reelection bid: Should President Buhari heed Obasanjo's advice? - On NAIJ.com TV.