Babangida Aliyu, former governor of Niger State, has said the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.
According to Aliyu, critical stakeholders who contributed to the Buhari’s victory in 2015 had all left the APC.
“What happened in 2015 is what some people would call a Northern revolution,” Aliyu said at the weekend in a reconciliatory committee meeting with Plateau PDP leaders in Jos.
“We can also say that the PDP really gave Buhari and the APC the victory because if you recall, the G 7 was made up of seven serving governors; five of them went to the APC and the current Senate President also went to the APC as well.
“That was what gave the APC victory and now, all of them that joined the party have all returned to the PDP. As far as am concerned , the APC has no chance in 2019 election because we in PDP are not going to make that mistake again . ”
Aliyu said the PDP had come up with plans to fight any form of rigging in next month’s elections.
“We are not surprised by the intimidation and harassment which we are witnessing from the ruling party,” he added.
“We have been telling our members that one needs not be afraid of a party that sees itself being defeated . We are also designing a counter -strategy to make sure that nobody is intimidated.
“Election is about people . It is about development and honesty and not about so called cult building around an individual. It is about number and since we have the number , they will not stop Nigerians from electing Atiku Abubakar as the next President .”