The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says despite the gale of defection in the National Assembly and plans by the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, to leave the All Progressives Congress, President Buhari is still certain to win the 2019 election, Punch reports.
According to Amaechi, even if President Buhari is carried on a sick bed to states like Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi, he is certain to have a landslide victory as those are part of his comfort zones.
Amaechi said this when he spoke to newsmen yesterday July 28th. When asked to react to the defections in the National Assembly which many believe is the beggining of the downfall of APC, Amaechi in his response said
”That’s according to you. Look, you are not a politician so you can’t be commenting on what you don’t know. In fact let’s look at it. Unfortunately I don’t want to speak about this but you are putting me under pressure. However, no matter what you do, the Governor of Sokoto will leave naturally. He has ambition to be president. If you take a chicken to him he will still go. The same with Kwara. These are people you expect that they will leave.”
On those that defected at the House of Representatives and Senate, where do they come from? They come from areas that the President is comfortable. Do you honestly believe that the President will lose election in Sokoto? We are not God, but it’s one of his comfort zones. If you bring the President on a sick bed to Bauchi and Kano, he will win and he has never lost election in Bauchi. But that is a bit arrogant on our side; we should not underestimate them.
I am not God. It is only God who can say the APC will win or not. But what is clear is that if you remove the God element, I think we are prepared to coast to victory because Nigerians will certainly reject a second looting. Nigeria can’t survive a second looting. Never!.