Atiku Abubakar confident of victory over Muhammad Buhari in 2019
Former vice-president Atiku Abubakar has stated his confidence in winning the 2019 Elections, if he competes against incumbent president Muhammad Buhari.
Atiku made this known after revealing his return to the People’s Democratic Party.
“I will definitely beat him this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill,” Mr. Abubakar said.
He said many associates of Mr. Buhari are furious, but they are silent about their disapproval of the president, and are waiting for the right time to strike back.
A lot of people are disgruntled but keeping quiet and lying low,” Mr. Abubakar said. “Our youths are suffering terribly and now they are being sold into slavery.
“Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big.”
The national spokesperson for the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi, countered Mr. Abubakar’s assertion, saying Mr. Buhari would handily beat the former president should he stand for re-election.
He 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.”