Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Femi Majekodunmi, has predicted a landslide victory for President Muhammadu Buhari, in the presidential election scheduled for Saturday.
He made the prediction at the weekend, while speaking with journalists on the state of affairs in the country, in Abeokuta, the state capital.
He said most Nigerians want the ruling APC to continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to them, stating that the victory of Mr. President would be across all the six zones because the love for him is all over the country.
According to him, President Buhari would win convincingly in his stronghold of North West, North East and South West while he would also perform better than he did in 2015 in South South and South East, where he would garner over 25 per cent in all the states and win convincingly in at least four of the states in the two zones.
He maintained that the second term of the President would benefit the South West which is strongly behind him, noting that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who is from the zone and whose disposition and performance have been acknowledged all over the country, would continue to complement President Buhari to take the country to the next level.
When reminded of the support former President Olusegun Obasanjo is giving to his former deputy and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Majekodunmi, described the former president as a renowned elder and world statesman, but pointed out that his strong vilification in the past of Atiku cannot be changed overnight, noting that the PDP candidate is only strong in two zones and thus no match for President Buhari.
He said, “Former President Obasanjo has seen it all in this country and beyond and has contributed immensely to the development of Nigeria.
“However, his opinion concerning the presidential election cannot stand but rather be a plus for the president.”
While speaking on the situation in Ogun State, Majekodunmi said APC was fully in charge in the state and would go into the election united, stating that Governor Ibikunle Amosun was still in the party and his purported second party cannot fly as the people of the state and members of the party would vote for the APC all the way.
He added that the victory of President Buhari would rub on the other APC candidates in the state most especially the governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, stating that the state was fully for the APC as it cannot afford to concede to the opposition.
“The coming election is a foregone conclusion for APC in the state. From the presidential, National Assembly, governorship to House of Assembly, the party would win everything.
“Indeed, it would be APC all the way with all the other parties winning little or nothing”. Majekodunmi concluded.