By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has attributed the party’s victory in the presidential polls to the strong character and integrity of the person of the party’s Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Buhari’s popularity contributed immensely to the victory of his party in last Saturday’s election.
Mohammed who spoke with journalists at the party’s National secretariat, Abuja, while the final results of the Presidential election were still being collated by the Chief Returning Officer and Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commussion (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, said that if Buhari had not been the APC candidate, the party would have lost the election.
“We would have lost woefully. Buhari made our victory very easy. He is a major factor in the land mark victory. It has never happened that an incumbent is defeated in a national election”.
“Buhari’s strong personality, character and integrity, his anti-corruption stance for which he has been known for so many years now, helped to make this victory easier for us”, Mohammed said.
He also said that providence played a major role in the party’ electoral success over the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”jThere was a lot of providence in what happened,like in the choice of the name of the party,APC,the merger itself, the card reader which was not our idea but that of the Federal Government which adopted it first”.
According to APC Spokesman, President Goodluck Jonathan chances were ruined by those who were with him.
“If Jonathan came from the APC,he would have remained in power for a very long time. His greatest problem was in those who lined himself around him.The people who surrounded him saw him as meal ticket. They milked him dry”.
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