Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in a recent statement said that the large crowd that received President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom State, was an evident sign that Buhari cannot be defeated in 2019.
According to Ambode, the people of South-South trooped out to witness the commencement of the Buhari campaign because Mr. President has made sterling achievements since 2015.
The governor further alleged that Buhari had laid solid foundation for Nigeria’s economic development and growth, adding that his re-election in 2019 could only mean more infrastructure, economic development, security and anti-corruption.
“This is a great day for democracy and good governance in Nigeria. The crowd that came to the stadium for the rally eloquently reaffirms the invincibility status of President Buhari,” Ambode said in the statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna.
“If such a large crowd could gather at the stadium to receive the President in the South-South, it means the people have seen the light which President Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo represent for this country.
“What I want Nigerians to know and appreciate is that the re-election of Buhari/Osinbajo in 2019 can only translate to improved security, economy, quality infrastructure and massive scaling up of anti-corruption drive, among others.
“In the last three and a half years, President Buhari and Vice-President Osinbajo have laid a solid foundation to put the country on a sound footing for economic growth and development.
“They have initiated social inclusion policies and constructed critical infrastructure across the federation, thereby positively touching all the fabric of the nation.
“At this critical point in time in the trajectory of this country, we cannot afford to go back to the old inglorious days by bringing back a PDP government. They led us astray but the APC government is rebuilding Nigeria and taking us to enviable heights in the comity of nations. The PDP cannot just overnight be the solution when the party is the problem.”