2019: Babangida’s Spokesman Reveals PDP Candidate That Can Defeat Buhari


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Kassim Afegbua, the spokesman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), has revealed how the Peoples Democratic Party can defeat the incumbent government of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.

Afegbua, who is also the spokesman of former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida, made this known in an interview with Daily Sun published on Friday.

According to the Edo State-born politician, the opposition party can only defeat Buhari if it picks Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal as its presidential candidate in 2019.

Speaking on his choice, Afegbua said, “Tambuwal is a man I have known for many years. He is a detribalised Nigerian, who is not given to nepotism, cronyism, bigotry and what have you. Amongst his very close aides and workers are Nigerians from other parts of the country, not necessarily from the north, and from different faiths. He is one Nigerian who reaches out to the ordinary man.

Even as Speaker of the House of Representatives, he was still connecting with his friends and coming to ask about ideas, innovations that will help move the legislature. He cuts across all ages; he is 52 years old. He is like middle of the road kind of. He represents the youths and also a bridge to the elderly.

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“So, if there is a consensus that we must move away from this gerontocracy so to speak; we need to look at individuals, who have the capacity to coordinate all the divergent views, opinions in the country to build a synergy that can drive the wheel of governance and Tambuwal falls into that estimation.

“There are so many things that are wrong with this government. And so many things that are not been done properly. But by the time, you speak to these issues, they see you as bad opposition person or that you don’t just like the government.

But this is our country. We cannot run away. We have to help to build this country. I am part and parcel of those who worked to bring this President to power. Even Tambuwal was part of it. But the promise that we made to Nigerians, the government has not been able to implement them. Almost three and half years down the line, we can’t lay our hands concretely on anything and say the promises have been fulfilled. The restructuring that we talked about, what have they done about it? Nothing. It was number one on the manifesto. We campaigned with it saying this is what the government will be. What has been done about it?

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