Governor Yahaha Bello of Kogi State has predicted an overwhelming victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the oncoming 2019 Presidential election.
Governor Bello disclosed this after meeting behind closed doors with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying Buhari will double the votes he got in 2015 election.
“This is the era where a lot of hopes even if it is false. People build their castle in the air. You can see that Mr. President is good to go. I want to assure Nigerians that the vote for Mr. President in 2019 is going to double that of 2015,” he said.
“In my own state, I can assure you, take my words, we are going to have all the twenty five House of Assembly members, all the nine House of Representatives members and all the three Senators for APC in this 2019 election.
“We did it in all other states and in my state, you can see in the last by-election the gap. When the election was conducted in 2015 between the APC winner and the PDP was just about 7,000, but in this last by-election, we doubled the gap, so that is an indication.
“Two, by my style of leadership in Kogi State, we met Kogi State House of Assembly, APC in minority, we have overwhelming majority today, we have less than 85,000 registered in Kogi State for APC, as at today we have over a million membership in the state.
“Yesterday (Sunday), we had a decamping rally where SDP state chapter collapsed, ADP, ADC, PDP majority of them including Kwamkwasiya, they burnt their cap yesterday, they drove away the SDP horse yesterday.
“So that is the movement and it is across the nation not only in Kogi state. Reminded that in Facebook, it was said the President will be defeated in 2019 polls. I think there is a polling unit in the Facebook, so they cast their votes in the Facebook. On ground I can assure you of total victory.”