Politics: The Accord Party (AP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo state have advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to prepare for defeat in 2019.
They stated this in reaction to Buhari’s declaration that he would run for a second term.
The two parties told NAN that Buhari’s announcement of his plan to to seek re-election had brightened the chances of their parties.
Mr Wasiu Emiola, the Secretary of PDP, said that President Buhari’s declaration had further made it easier for the PDP to defeat APC in the 2019 presidential election.
Emiola of the PDP said the APC led Federal government had lost its credibility due to its “poor performance” in the last three years.
He alleged that APC government was characterised by nepotism, adding that the anti corruption war of the Buhari administration was below the expectations of Nigerians.
”President Buhari’s re-election bid will not get the support of the masses as against what it was in 2015.” Emiola predicted.
Mr John Igbinsola, the state Secretary of Accord party, described President Buhari as a joker.
Igbinsola claimed some cabals were pushing the president to re-contest because of their selfish interest.
”President Buhari is acting the scripts of certain politicians that want to further enslave the masses through anti-people policies.
”But Accord party will present credible presidential candidate that will wrest power from the APC government, come 2019,” he said.