The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said neither President Muhammadu Buhari nor the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) can explain the cultic followership at All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally.
The minister, who spoke in Ilorin at the sideline of commissioning of the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat, said the large cultic followership President Buhari enjoys will ensure his win in the coming election.
He said: “Actually PDP is correct in its allegations that aliens that graced President Muhammadu Buhari’s rally in Kano state came from Mars and Jupiter. You see, let me tell you that the opposition cannot explain the cultic followership of Muhammadu Buhari. I don’t think even President Buhari can explain it. How do you bring aliens from Niger or Cameroon? It does not make any sense. This crowd was organic and everywhere Buhari goes that is the story.
“And while their own campaign is floundering and their camp is dwindling every day, Buhari’s crowd is increasing every day. Believe me, it is a phenomenon that I don’t think he (Buhari) can explain.
“What I see in Buhari is that he has proven that the single most important thing for any leader is integrity. People who flock to Buhari’s campaign go there because they believe this is a man of integrity, he is a man who is passionate about Nigeria. This is a man who even in his very advanced age, is thinking, sleeping, dreaming and working for Nigeria.”
Mohammed also said the APC will defeat the PDP and Senate President Bukola Saraki in the forthcoming elections in Kwara state.
He said: “We are going to defeat the Senate President Bukola Saraki comprehensively in the February 16 presidential and National Assembly election. And as a result he won’t be around to even supervise the March 2, 2019 elections.”
Meanwhile, we earlier reported that the Director of the Presidential Campaign Council of the APC, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, said there is no law broken with the presence of two governors from neighbouring country, Niger Republic, at the Presidential camapaign rally of the APC in Kano state.
Ribadu said the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) protocol allows free movement of persons within the ECOWAS sub-region.