National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has said that any candidate presented by his party will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the upcoming 2019 general elections.
Secondus, in a recent interview, said that the ruling APC has failed to deliver on the promises made to Nigerians in the build-up to the 2015 elections adding that there was no way Nigerians who have gone through immense hardship would give their mandate to the APC again in 2019. He told Independent;
“I am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that we will present a credible presidential candidate that will be acceptable to all Nigerians. Such candidate will emerge through a free, fair and credible democratic process.
I am confident that whoever flies the flag of our party will defeat the presidential candidate of APC, including President Buhari because I don’t see Nigerians voting the APC back to power.
They have failed in all their promises. In fact, it was a colossal failure and they themselves know that they have disappointed Nigerians. They promised one naira to a dollar, today it is N362 to a dollar.
They said if Buhari becomes president, fuel will be sold at N40 per litre. Today, fuel is being sold at N145 per litre and above N200 in some places. They visited hunger and untold hardship on the masses.
The economy today is in a shambles. People are losing jobs on a daily basis. Unemployment rate is on the highest level and killer herdsmen are on the rampage.
They have failed virtually on all that they promised. So, why will any sane person ask them to continue in another four years?
Nigerians have experienced both APC and PDP and they can see that the difference is very clear. Of course, we made some mistakes but we were humble enough to admit it and promised to right the wrongs in the future.
So, I am optimistic that our candidate will beat the APC candidate, even if it is Buhari, by a wide margin, but we are appealing that the election should be free and fair.”