The Peoples Democratic Party has said that both President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, will be shocked by the outcome of the 2019 presidential and other elections.
It also warned the President, the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies against rigging the elections.
The main opposition party added Nigerians were determined to effect a positive change in the polity in 2019, and would therefore not condone any form of rigging.
The President had on Friday boasted that his party would win the 2019 general elections.
In his reaction, the National Chairman, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told one of our correspondents that “President Buhari is being deceived by those who are not familiar with politics of their states that they would deliver results to him.”
“The President and the APC would be shocked with the level of their rejection by the electorate come 2019. Winning of elections is not about boasting. What will the President tell Nigerians that he has done for them? What will he tell workers he has done for them? What will he tell Nigerians he has done about the economy, job creation and others?”
He added, “Will Nigerians vote for someone who will not stay in the country to administer the country, but would choose to be junketing all over the world?
“We know he relies on security agencies and INEC to rig for him, but we want to assure him that the people are determined to put an end to the misery he and his government have brought to the nation.”
It’s an empty boast lacking substance –Junaid Mohammed
Also, Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, described Buhari’s boast that the APC would win the 2019 elections as empty and lacking in substance.
The former lawmaker said this while reacting to a statement credited to the President, in Abuja, on Friday.
He said, “The boast as far as I am concerned, the man Buhari is not a democrat and he is incapable of learning to become one.
“I sincerely hope that the 2019 elections come and happen the way normal elections should hold because if what we saw happen in Ondo, Ekiti and the last three Senatorial bye elections in Katsina, Kogi, and Bauchi is what they refer to as an election, then I doubt if we are going to have an election worth its name.
“If we call it an election because people have gone to vote and there was no too much violence, but a humongous amount of money was doled out to voters in exchange for their ballots; will the election be worth anything? I doubt.”