PDP says south-east region favours its candidate Atiku over President Buhari

PDP says south-east region favours its candidate Atiku over President Buhari

Buhari is reportedly threatened by the South-East's acceptance of the PDP's candidate Atiku who is desired for his competence.

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed President Muhammadu Buhari's chance of getting more support in the southeast region over its candidate Atiku Abubakar.

According to the PDP in comments posted via its Twitter, Atiku is preferred for his "proven competence and respect for equity" as opposed to the incumbent president of Nigeria.

It is confident that Buhari will not return to power in next year polls.

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Support for Buhari in the South-West

In the South-West, the state governor in Ekiti, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has urged the region to re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election because he saved the region from going into political oblivion.

Fayemi said the February 16, 2019 election would present an opportunity for the zone to reciprocate Buhari's gestures by re-electing him.


He also stressed that the administration of President Buhari addressed the trend of neglect the region suffered under former president, Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, "Under President Jonathan, we saw how the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the minister of finance, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Chief of Staff to the President among others were all concentrated in just two zones in the South while the South-West was abandoned.

"But when President Buhari came on board, he made a South-West person his Vice-President; the Minister of Works, Power and Housing is from this zone. The Minister of Health and other juicy positions were also allotted to the region.

The Governor disclosed this while playing host to Ekiti Chapter of the Artisans, Traders and Allied Technicians' Association on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Fayemi also stressed that the coming election is for the liberation of Yoruba race and only Buhari's presidency can bring about the actualisation of this dream.

Source: politics

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