Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has recently expressed confidence that the APC will win the 2019 presidential election convincingly.
The APC Chairman stated this while speaking to State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to Oshiomhole, Nigerians are not ready to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the former ruling party was not an option.
“PDP is just not an option; particularly when their candidate is not a new face; there is no basis for 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 most powerful vice presidents we have ever had.
“So, I am clear that Nigerians will not have any basis to give PDP the benefit of the doubt.”
He further alleged that the PDP wanted to remain in power for 60 years but were however driven out after 16 years.
Mr. Oshiomhole said that no employer will recall an employee whose job was terminated due to gross misconduct and abuse of office.
“I have not heard anybody say they have accepted the apology. People that have robbed you; they don’t apologise and say ‘allow me back to your store room.’ You don’t do that.
“We are certain that even as we cannot talk of any perfect situation, nothing can make Nigerians get so confused as to think that those who mismanaged yesterday and those who were at the heart of that mismanagement can be entrusted with providing leadership for tomorrow.
“I do not think that is a question at all. PDP is out of this calculation as far as I am concerned,” he said.
Regarding the inauguration of the APC presidential campaign in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, on Friday, he said that all was already set.
He noted that the people of Akwa Ibom were anxiously waiting to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We are all in good mood,” he added.