WorldStage Newsonline– The National Adviser, South West, Buhari/Osinbajo National Support Committee, Olusegun Osinkolu, has declared that with the albatross of the 16-year corrupt rule still hanging on the neck of the Peoples Democratic Party there was no way the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar would win the 2019 race to Aso Rock.
Osinkolu said President Muhammadu Buhari who is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress remained the best option for the country in view of his commitment to fight and end corruption and as well make Nigerians regain their respect globally.
The APC chieftain spoke during a meeting with party members from the 56 wards in Ekiti North Senatorial District. The meeting was held in Ayede Ekiti.
He appealed to aggrieved members of the party in the district to put the past behind them and work for the victory of all APC candidates in the 2019 elections.
Osinkolu said a second term in office would afford Buhari the opportunity to consolidate on democracy gains for Nigerians.
He said, “The PDP knows that the issue of corruption will work against Atiku, because up until now, no court has cleared him of the allegations that the Petroleum Technology Development Fund and Bureau of Public Enterprises put under him as Vice President under Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration were not badly managed.
“Under PDP’s 16 years where Atiku served as vice president, $16bn was spent on power sector, despite that, Nigeria was in darkness. Nigerians voted against PDP in 2015 elections because of corruption and they chose President Buhari, a man they could trust.
“So, the salient question is – has PDP changed? Nigerians cannot return to the era when our monies were being looted by a few people. President Buhari promised that Nigeria’s monies will be for Nigerians and he is doing just that.
“It will be a great miscalculation for Nigerians who suffered for 16 years under PDP to turn around and bring the party back to power. I know such would not happen because Nigerians are wiser now.”