A Second Republic House of Representatives member, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s boast that his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, would win the 2019 elections as empty.
Mohammed was reacting to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Buhari Garba Shehu in Abuja on Friday, where the President was quoted to have said that the APC will win the 2019 general elections.
The former lawmaker said the people should be allowed to cast their votes and not to be bought with money as witnessed in recent elections.
“The boast as far as I am concerned, the man Buhari is not a democrat and he is incapable of learning to become one,” he told the Punch.
“I sincerely hope that the 2019 elections come and happen the way normal elections should hold because if what we saw happen in Ondo, Ekiti and the last three Senatorial bye elections in Katsina, Kogi, and Bauchi is what they refer to as an election, then I doubt if we are going to have an election worth its name.
“If we call it an election because people have gone to vote and there was no too much violence, but a humongous amount of money was doled out to voters in exchange for their ballots; will the election be worth anything? I doubt.”