The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has insisted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari, will not lose in next year’s general elections.
In an interview with ThisDay, Mohammed said the APC and Buhari have an easy path to victory because there is no real opposition.
“We will not be defeated, don’t even contemplate that, we will not be defeated, who will defeat us? Let me tell you, I am a realist. I wish we had a real opposition, I wish we had a government that is not performing, then I would have been worried,” he said.
Mohammed promised that the 2019 general elections will be free and fair.
The Minister also boasted that the Buhari-led administration has enough to campaign on.
“We would be campaigning on the fact that we have delivered on our promises of fighting insecurity and revamping the economy and fighting corruption. And how have we done this?
“The North East was the stronghold of Boko Haram, but today we have no single community that is under Boko Haram and since we came in, peace has returned, schools have been rebuilt, even the El-Kanemi Football Club now play their matches in Maiduguri, after two years of relocating to Katsina State at the height of Boko Haram insurgency,” he said.