2019: Why Atiku Does Not Deserve Presidency – Oshiomhole
The national Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says his party is confident of winning the 2019 election because Nigerians are not ready to give the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) a second chance.
Oshiomhole stated this Thursday in a short interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa Abuja after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Oshiomhole said although the PDP had said they will be in power for 60, Nigerians had rejected them after just 16 years, thus it is a sign that the citizens are fed up with the party.
“They wanted to do 60 years, but they were terminated, no employer will recall an employee dismissed due to gross misconduct and abuse of finances you don’t recall the employee back,” he said.
The APC chairman said even after their failure, “all that the PDP could do was to apologise through its National Chairman, Uche Secondus”.
He said the candidate of the PDP, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar does not deserve the votes of Nigerians.
He said Abubakar had been part of the PDP for years and does not, therefore, deserve “the benefit of the doubt”.
“You can give benefit of the doubt to a stranger, not to someone who was at the heart, perhaps one of the most powerful vice president we have ever had. So I am clear that Nigeria will never ever have a basis to give PDP the benefit of the doubt,” he said.