2019: We’ll Incur Nigerians’ Wrath If Buhari Emerges Presidential Candidate – APC Group
A section of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed pessimism that Nigerians may stone its members if President Muhuammadu Buhari eventually emerges the party’s 2019 presidential candidate.
This was according to members of the defunct Congress For Progressive Change (CPC), a party which merged with several other political parties to form the APC in 2013.
Speaking under the aegis of the Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN), the group warned that its party, the APC, may lose the presidency to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if President Buhari becomes its choice for 2019.
Citing alleged failure on Buhari’s part to deliver on his campaign promises, SMN`s National Coordinator, Comrade Francis Ikonomwan, said Nigerians were unhappy with the president.
“We are saddened that these people are not sensitive to the plight of Nigerians. The fact remains that Nigerians are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and our party, the APC,” Ikonomwan told newsmen in Benin, Edo State.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has not been able to deliver on his campaign promises. What has this administration to campaign with in every sector of the economy or is it the fight against corruption that has been swept under the carpet?
“Even the political leaders and the people who fought for his emergence as President today have been abandoned and are all lamenting today.
“There is a total disconnect between the people and the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Poverty and Hunger is now the order of the day in Nigeria as we speak. It is getting obvious by the day that Nigerians can no longer trust President Muhammadu Buhari with the leadership of this country.
“If APC fields Muhammadu Buhari as its presidential candidate in 2019, we are afraid that Nigerians may stone us at campaign grounds. We may just end up giving the opposition party the presidency in 2019 on a platter of gold.
“However, we wish to call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore such call as it is not in the interest of Nigerians.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s priority now should be how to use the remaining part of his administration to deliver on our campaign promises and do the needful by not indicating interest to contest in 2019,” he said.