The Director, Strategic Communications of the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo SAN, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari does not need federal funds to clinch his re-election bid, stressing that the President’s supporters would be happy to sell their possessions to ensure his re-election.
Keyamo, who spoke in the current edition of The Interview magazine, stressed that “the PDP culture must change”, asserted that the President will be re-elected in 2019 to instil a different political culture in the country before he retires.
While stressing that cultural change as the single greatest reason why Buhari would be re-elected, he said: “He (Buhari) needs time to instil that culture different from what we have learnt government is all about. Let’s be honest, most young people of our generation grew up to know only the PDP system, which is, and was, only about money.”
The Buhari re-election campaign spokesperson maintained that Buhari’s second term bid will be unlike the PDP “whose oxygen is money”.
He said the President also needed to consolidate on his anti-corruption war and deal a final blow on insecurity, describing insinuations that the President was sponsoring herdsmen as “satanic and idiotic.”
When asked why he thought Buhari deserved re-election in light of the growing poverty and the weak economy, Keyamo said, “where did the National Bureau of Statistics get its figures from? I don’t believe those statistics!”
On whether he would support full disclosure of the health status of all the candidates in the 2019 campaign, Keyamo said: “I agree that candidates should declare their health status.
“However, if somebody is sick and is well and now discloses that he is well now, fine. He (Buhari) is ready to go; he is fit to go. Abacha was not sick at all, no history; yet he slumped and died.”