Speaking during an interview with THISDAY, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has boasted yesterday that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari were very confident of winning the 2019 presidential election. The minister said the party and the president will have an easy path to victory relying on delivered campaign promises.
“We will not be defeated, don’t even contemplate that, we will not be defeated, who will defeat us? Let me tell you, I am a realist. I wish we had a real opposition, I wish we had a government that is not performing, then I would have been worried,” Mohammed stated when asked if Buhari would accept defeat if he is voted out next year.
He stated that the 2019 general election will be free and fair, pointing out that despite challenges, the APC-led administration had performed creditably to earn the votes and support of the electorate.
The minister said the Buhari-led administration has enough to campaign on, adding that there was no zone in the federation that had not felt government’s impact.
“We would be campaigning on the fact that we have delivered on our promises of fighting insecurity and revamping the economy and fighting corruption. And how have we done this?
“The North East was the stronghold of Boko Haram, but today we have no single community that is under Boko Haram and since we came in, peace has returned, schools have been rebuilt, even the El-Kanemi Football Club now play their matches in Maiduguri, after two years of relocating to Katsina State at the height of Boko Haram insurgency,” he said.