Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna central, says despite the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to address certain issues, he would win the 2019 presidential election.
Speaking on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, the Kaduna central lawmaker said the president has recorded some achievements with which he can win the votes of Nigerians.
His words: “I never had a doubt President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 elections because I believe there are lots of achievements that could be attached to his stewardship in the last three and half years,” Sani said on Thursday.
“We can also see challenges and also some failures on certain sides but in the general note, I believe that those who voted for him in 2015 still have belief and hope in him as someone who can lead them to where they want to be.”
Reacting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) constant criticism of the Buhari-led federal government, Sani said it was a “positive development” that would keep the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on its toes.
The Kaduna central lawmaker added that the criticisms would, however, have no effect on Buhari’s victory in 2019.
“As for the opposition party, it is a positive development that you have so many people struggling to lead this country; that is interesting,” he said.
“What they have been saying, there is nothing wrong with it because it will keep the ruling party on its toes, but that will not in any way stop the president from as the next leader of Nigeria. And I am of the firm belief that the people on the ground, those who voted him into office will still vote him again.
“I know that there are challenges which we are facing, there are issues which have not been addressed, but in the general sense, he will still be the candidate for 2019.”