|Governor Nasir El-Rufai|
El-Rufai, who is also Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Committee on Restructuring, also affirmed President Buhari’s endorsement of the committee’s recommendations on restructuring, saying the President was ready to give up his powers if it would help to move the country forward.
Speaking assuringly that Buhari will win a second term, he insisted that the president remained popular despite insinuations to the contrary in conventional and social media platforms.
He said: “We are not saying this foolishly; this is scientific. We are monitoring the pulse of Nigerians, not the pulse of a section of Nigerians and I am confident that we are going to win the 2019 elections.
“We know the pulse of the nation, we know where we are losing support, we know where we are gaining support; I have no doubt in my mind that we are going to win the 2019 elections.
“There are two pulses of Nigerians – there is the pulse of the Nigerian elites which is the noise that you hear in the media, the social media and so on; then there is the pulse of the people.
“If you remember how many people came out to welcome President Buhari in Kano, then you will know that there are two Nigerias.”
Reacting to the claim, the Peoples Democratic Party National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondinyan said that the APC wants to take Nigeria on a second ride.
He said: “They think that they can take Nigerians on a second ride after they dropped them on a land of fantasy. But Nigerians are aware and are awake to their false rides and fantasy and there can never be a repeat of it.
“If El-Rufai is saying that Buhari believes in restructuring, we challenge and the Federal Government to pick up a copy of the 2014 National Conference report and take it to the National Assembly for amendment into the 1999 Constitution as amended. But the unfortunate thing is that in their usual game, they are telling Nigerians what they do not believe.
“They still have between now and February, 2019 to showcase to Nigerians that they believe in restructuring. And the Senate and the House of Representatives members will be sitting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 (today). So we challenge them to take a copy either to a joint committee of the National Assembly or to deliver to each chamber.
“There is no way making post-election promises of 2019; they should do it now. Now is the time to do it. We have always told the APC Federal Government that deceit, lies and propaganda will help you win election but it cannot sustain them.” THINK YOUR FRIEND WOULD BE INTRESTED? SHARE THIS STORY USING ANY OF THE SHARE BUTTON BELOW ⬇ PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>