The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has revealed two campaign deceits of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Ngige, who described himself as the prophet sent to liberate Igbo from the political stranglehold of the PDP, said Atiku’s campaign slogan of restructuring the country was a mere deceit.
He also said that Atiku will not do only one term as he had stated.
The minister also recalled that former President Olusegun Obasanjo agreed with some ex-generals who made him President to do only one term but ended up pursuing third term agenda.
Ngige spoke yesterday at the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Office in Awka, the Anambra State capital.
He was addressing stakeholders and candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The former Anambra State Governor pointed out that he had not made any mistake in his political calculation throughout his political career
His words, “I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to. I said it in 2015 and I am saying it again to Ndigbo that Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election convincingly.
“It will be good and in the interest of the Igbo if we give Buhari another four years. By then, it will be ‘a pass and pass out’ for him instead of giving these sugar-coated PDP deceivers the chance to come and destroy and take this country to the precipice again.
“Those who abandoned the party at the last minute, thinking the party would not win any election would, live to regret it.
“We should give President Muhammadu Buhari maximum support in the 2019 general elections, that is the only and shortest way to get the Presidency for the Igbo.
“The restructuring my good friend, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party is promising is a deceit.
“Again, Atiku said he would do one tenure and go. This is another deceit. No Nigerian would do that.
“President Olusegun Obasanjo agreed with some ex-generals who made him President that he would only do one term but we all saw how he wanted to do a third term.
“Restructuring by the PDP is a proper deceit because the issue of restructuring is a constitutional matter.
“Nobody can do it unilaterally without recourse to the National Assembly. Restructuring is a broad area.”