The deputy national coordinator of the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) in the south, Tunji Omoregha, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win in 2019 because he has performed well.
Concise News reports that Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is Buhari’s main challenger.
Speaking with reporters in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, Omoregha said the current administration has taken the nation to the next phase of development by embarking on strategic projects in various sectors of the economy.
His words: “President Buhari is a man of integrity and has passion for developing the economy. His return to office in 2019 is to solely consolidate on what he has done in the last three years,” he said.
“Our duty as party stalwarts is to support the laudable vision of the President and ensure continuity. We have confidence that he’ll win in 2019.”
Omoregha acknowledged that the PDP candidate pose a threat to the All Progressives Congress (APC) but said Buhari has what it takes to win.
“We understand how the polity works and we intend to leverage on our strengths across the country. The President has shown character as a leader who can deliver,” he said.
“For instance, the Nigerian economy is back and is on the path of growth after the recession of 2016-17. The Buhari administration’s priority sectors of agriculture and solid minerals maintained consistent growth throughout the recession.
“Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), which was launched by Mr Buhari in April 2017, has stabilised the macroeconomic environment; achieved agricultural and food security and has also ensured energy efficiency especially in power and petroleum products. The government has drastically reduced insurgency in the north by equipping the Military. These and many more are facts the opposition has to contend with in the cause of the coming campaigns.”