The Chief Whip of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Rotimi Abiru, has said the gang up by some former leaders of the country against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019 would fail.
Abiru noted that Buhari has brought sanity to the Nigeria’s economy compared to what he met when he assumed office in 2015.
He said there was strong antagonism against Buhari by some leaders across the country before 2015 election but their plans failed, adding that their gang up would also fail during the 2019 general elections.
“Nothing will stop President Muhammadu Buhari from winning 2019 presidential election. All the gang up against him will fail and he is going to win with landslide victory.
It is obvious that before now, there was strong opposition against Buhari by some past Nigerian leaders including some Yoruba leaders but their plan to stop him in 2015 failed.
“I can equally assured you that their gang up now will still fail because those who say Buhari should not run in 2019 are afraid that they may be forced to cough out the public fund they embezzled through dubious means”, the lawmaker stated.
The Lagos chief Whip lauded Buhari for giving posthumous honour to the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election, MKO Abiola, the late human rights lawyer, Gani Fawehinmi and Abiola’s running mate, Baba Gana Kingibe and for declaring June 12 as new democracy day in Nigeria.
Abiru said the award for MKO Abiola has really put an end to the annual agitation for the recognition of June 12 as new democracy day, adding that the action has continued to earn president Buhari both national and international accolades for doing what former president Olusegun Obasanjo and other past presidents failed to do.