Nigeria:Babangida Predicts Landslide Victory For PDP in 2019 General Elections

By Teslim Olawore


A former Military Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has suggested that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would have a landslide victory in the 2019 general elections. Babangida predicted that PDP would have a landslide victory in 2019 with a little bit of effort on the electorates.

He made the statement when the candidate of the PDP for the Niger East Zone B Senatorial district, Ibrahim Ishaku (SAN), paid him a courtesy visit at his Hilltop mansion in Minna area of the state. The former military ruler stated that with the crisis that has engulfed the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, the party was behaving as if it was under a spell.

Babangida stressed that APC’s crisis could make way for a massive victory for the PDP in the 2019 elections. He said, “The APC, as a political party, appears to have entangled itself into wobbling traps as if it was under a curse. All that the opposition (PDP) needed to do is to stream up more efforts on working on the electorate to have a landslide victory in next year’s election.”

Stressing that the 2019 senatorial election in Niger East (zone ‘B’) would be a walkover against APC, Babangida said, “The APC, in all three tiers of government, is still embroiled in debilitating crises that are threatening to completely bring down the party and in next year’s general elections, all that is required by PDP is to step up efforts with fervent prayers to emerge victoriously.”

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