Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed optimism that he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari at the polls in 2019 because the President has allegedly wasted his missive goodwill. He pointed out that “a lot of people are disgruntled but keeping quiet and lying low”.
Newsworth recalls that at the All Progressives Congress, APC, primaries late 2014 in Lagos, Atiku came third while Buhari and Senator Musa Kwankwaso emerged first and second respectively.
Speaking in an interview with popular columnist, Dele Momodu, the former vice president said he is not afraid of the President, stating earlier that, “I’m sure they would have combed everywhere trying to find anything incriminating against me, but they have not found it, or they are still searching”.
He was upbeat about his chances at the polls against the President thus: “I will definitely beat him (Buhari) this time. He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill. A lot of people are disgruntled but keeping quiet and lying low.
“Our youths are suffering terribly and now they are being sold into slavery. Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big.”
Also during the interview, Atiku alleged that President Buhari was unable to enter the US for 15 years as a result of “religious considerations”.