It seems President Muhammadu Buhari is quite optimistic about winning the upcoming general elections. The 76-year-old APC member is one of 73 candidates standing for the February 16 poll.
While addressing the meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja, Buhari said there’s no doubt about who is going to win the elections. However, despite being confident about the victory, the Nigerian President warned the Council members not to rest even for a moment. He appealed the members to give their 100 percent to the task at hand ensuring a bigger and greater win.
“Even though we are confident of winning, I urge you to work as hard as you can so that we can maximize the scale and extent of our victory,” Buhari said, reported The Punch.
He requested the council members to work and meet the expectations of the people of Nigeria as well as the party.
“I urge you to rise to the challenge of the great expectations this party and Nigerians have for you – and the confidence that I personally have in the ability of all of you to deliver,” Buhari added.
The session was attended by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC and co-chairman of the council, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the APC National Chairman, and Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, the Director-General of the campaign and Minister of Transportation.
Notably, none of the 24 state governors elected under the platform of the ruling party were present at the party’s presidential campaign council meeting.
Explaining the reason behind the absence of the state governors from the meeting, Oshiomhole said they were already doing their coordination assignments and were busy in election promotions in their respective states.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has accused Buhari and his party of violating the constitution and the Electoral Act 2010. He claims that the President is using state resources for the 2019 presidential campaign.