The lawmaker representing Bebeji/Kiru constituency in the House of Representatives, Dr Abdulmumin Jibrin, believes President Muhammadu Buhari will be re-elected in 2019. Jibrin was confident that the defection of some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not stop the President from winning the poll.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election,” he said in the interview which aired on Monday. “Everybody in politics has his own value.” He added, “I don’t want to particularly say they (the defectors) do not have value, but the point that I’ve made consistently is that whatever value they carry, whatever value they have, whether political value or electoral value, it’s not going to affect the chances of Mr President and the chances of APC in the next coming election.”
Although the former House Committee Chairman on Appropriation, however, admitted that the election would be a tough one. He noted that a tight poll was the best for the nation’s democracy, as a slight victory would make the opposition strong, increase the value of every member of the society, as well as make the ruling party not to be too relaxed.