The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammend on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 stated that the party would have not triumphed in the presidential elections of Saturday, March 28, 2015 without the strong character of its candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking to newsmen at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, Mohammed said General Buhari contributed immensely to the party’s victory at the polls, adding that without him, the party would have lost at the polls.
He said: “We would have lost woefully. Buhari made our victory very easy. He is a major factor in the land mark victory. It has never happened that an incumbent is defeated in a national election”.
“Buhari’s strong personality, character and integrity, his anti-corruption stance for which he has been known for so many years now, helped to make this victory easier for us.
“There was a lot of providence in what happened,like in the choice of the name of the party,APC,the merger itself, the card reader which was not our idea but that of the Federal Government which adopted it first”.
Mohammed further stated that incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan’s chances were ruined by those he surrounded himself with.
“If Jonathan came from the APC,he would have remained in power for a very long time. His greatest problem was in those who lined himself around him.The people who surrounded him saw him as meal ticket. They milked him dry,” the APC scribe remarked.