A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), chieftain, Segun Sowunmi, has ruled out chances of President Muhammadu Buhari becoming victorious as a candidate in any election under the umbrella of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Sowunmi stated this on Wednesday while speaking on a Channels TV programme, Politics Today, adding he doesn’t see the President as a threat to the PDP’s chances of defeating the PDP come 2023.
During the conversation with the interviewer, Sowunmi was asked if he can wish the President away, and he stated that Buhari is not an issue and he will spit him out of his mouth.
He stressed that if anyone would be a threat to the PDP, that would be Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State because of his young age and chances of connecting with the right audience and Bola Tinubu, APC national leader because of his huge political infrastructure.
In his words:
“There are only two people in the APC that give me a headache.”
“I’m worried about Governor Yahaya Bello because of some of the footprints I see him doing, he is young, and can connect to the right audience and I’m worried about Bola Ahmed Tinubu because I know the huge political infrastructure he has”.
Speaking further, Sowunmi berated President Buhari, citing the President’s inability to win an election before the intervention of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2015.
“The APC did not win the PDP in 2015 because of the party in itself; they won in 2015 and 2019 because of the support of former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu,” Sowunmi said.
Sowunmi stressed further that during President Buhari’s campaign, he promised to bolster the country’s security, improve the nation’s economy and fight against corruption.
But Buhari has failed already in ensuring any of his promises as the country is seriously battling increasing economic instability, insecurity and corruption despite claims of efforts on the government’s part.
Sowunmi, however, implored Nigerians to start getting their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) and make better decisions come 2023. He added:
“When we have problems on the ground, it’s (even) too early to be talking about an election.”
Watch The Video Below