President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the string of victory recorded by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in bye-elections held in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states is sufficient proof that 2019 elections will be won by the party.
This was contained in a statement by the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday, August 24.
The president received representatives of the 34 chairmen of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in Katsina state.
Buhari said: “Coming against the backdrop of the victory in Ekiti governorship election, the string of victory by our party, the APC, is a clear indication of the way things will go in 2019.
‘‘For those who are discerning; those who have ears and eyes they will see, hear and understand. Those who don’t understand are entitled to their mistaken assumptions.”
According to President Buhari, the victories by the ruling party are indeed “the sign of things to come.”
The statement by Shehu read in part:
“He (Buhari) thanked the leaders of the association for paying Sallah homage to him and for their message of congratulations on the performance of the party and the administration, assuring them that he would continue to do his best for the nation.
“Speaking on behalf of the members, the chairman of ALGON in the state, Alhaji Mohammed Na’Allah, expressed their support and commitment to the success of the Buhari administration.
“At another meeting with the leaders of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Katsina state, President Buhari expressed his continued determination to respect the diversity of the country saying that he will run a government that is fair and just to all Nigerians.”