By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Chairman of the Senate Committee on ICT and Cyber Crimes, who is also an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Oyo State, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has declared that come 2019, he remains the only gubernatorial aspirant to beat if performance, experience, academic qualifications and acceptability are to be considered for the choice of the APC governorship ticket.
Senator Buhari who disclosed this in Ibadan during a chat with newsmen emphasized that for APC as a political party to have the best governorship candidate for the 2019 polls, competence should be the major yardstick for the determination of the next governor of Oyo state and not zoning or where you come from..
Stressing that his chances of becoming the next Oyo state governor is not and cannot be threaten by any of the governorship aspirants in the state APC considering his past antecedents as a former member House of Representatives, former Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Serving Senator and a PhD holder.
He frowned at the clamor by a section of the state that Oke Ogun area of the state should this time around be considered for the Oyo state APC governorship ticket, Senator Buhari pointed out that as far as he is concerned, the choice of APC governorship candidate should simply be “on merit and not by reason of where one is from.”
Disclosing his support for direct primary method for the selection of a governorship candidate for APC in Oyo state, Senator Buhari stated that as a “loyal party man “, he is ready to abide by whatever might be the stand of the party on the selection of Oyo APC governorship candidate.
Butressing the support, Senator Buhari disclosed that direct primary ” is less expensive” and don’t give room for buying of delegates.
Speaking on the 2019 Presidential election, Senator Buhari said
President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 Presidential election in the country.
The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District emphasized that as at present, President Buhari is still enjoying the massive support of the Talakawas in the North and that there votes are very much intact for him come 2019 Presidential election.
“President Muhammadu Buhari is going to win the 2019 Presidential election. The votes of millions of the Talakawas in the North that voted for him in 2014 are still much intact. He has that votes intact,” ,he said.
The APC governorship aspirant in Oyo state state emphasized that it is glaring that President Buhari still remain a credible leader as no one has so far find him wanting that he is corrupt.
Senator Buhari pointed out that it is on record that it is only President Buhari’s administration that has implemented the Nigeria budget for more than 78percent especially the 2017/2018 budget.