The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed claims by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, that he would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
The party insisted that Nigerians would still reelect President Buhari at the presidential poll.
APC was reacting to a recent claim by Atiku that he has what it takes to oust the current government from power.
Bolaji Abdullahi, APC spokesman said Nigerians will overwhelmingly vote for Buhari because of the sterling qualities they saw in him in 2015.
In a statement, Abdullahi said Buhari would easily defeat the Waziri of Adamawa should he seeks re-election.
According to Bolaji, “I believe that the reasons Nigerians voted for President Buhari in 2015 are still pertinent. They voted President Buhari because they needed a leader who has integrity, strong on corruption and capable of defeating Boko Haram.
“If he stands for election in 2019, we believe Nigerians would still vote for him.”
Abubakar, in an interview with Dele Momodu had said he would get government working from day one if Nigerians vote for him in 2019.
He had said, “I will definitely beat him this time.
“He has wasted a lot of his massive goodwill. A lot of people are disgruntled but (are) keeping quiet and lying low.
“Our youths are suffering terribly and now they are being sold into slavery.
“Everyone knows my track record of inviting and attracting a good team and giving them the opportunity to work professionally. Nigerians are tired of leaders who cannot think big and work big.”