A former Minister of State for Health, Chief Fidelis Nwankwo, on Monday said the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar will defeat incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari because the latter has under performed.
Nwankwo made this known while speaking with journalists in Abakaliki, also challenging President Buhari to account for the trillions of Naria meant for capital projects, which he failed to carry out, especially in Ebonyi State.
“I have no doubt in my mind. What we should be talking about is percentage win now and not if we are going to win. And at the same time, we will try to make Ebonyi a place where the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar will get the highest percentage votes in the federation.
“They should tell us what their party (APC) that controls the federal government has done to this state in the past three and half years because Ebonyi is part of Nigeria. If they have gotten so much trillions for a year for capital project’s, let’s divide that by 36, let them tell us where our own share has gone to.
Speaking on rigging of the 2019 polls, he said, “We have grown past federal might and we won’t succumb to that psychological warfare. Democracy in this country has grown past such stage where you can muzzle opposition. We outnumber them everywhere, so who is going to do that?
“We have professional security in Nigeria. Forget that these things happened sometime in the past, but it cannot happen in 2019 because we must make sure the power of the voters card is achieved. No policemen is going to write result for you; no soldier is going to write result for you.
“You cannot manipulate the card reader and we have what it takes to protect our votes by our knowledge of what election is all about. We cannot continue to have fragile democracy. No, we are mature. So whoever thinks they are coming to use the so called federal might should perish the thought.
“The power of the voters might is greater than any other might. Federal or whatever you call it.”