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"PDP Will Defeat Buhari Or Any APC Presidential Candidate In 2019" - Markarfi




A Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Markarfi believes that the PDP will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari or any presidential Candidate fielded by the APC.

Markarfi, on Monday, told Thisday that the country was in the worst shape in terms of Security, adding that ISIS terrorists had infiltrated the country under the guise of cattle herdsmen. He said;

"Morality is a decision of the individual; I would rather look at it from the legal perspective. From the legal perspective, President Muhammadu Buhari is qualified to seek re-election. Of course, some people will call on him to re-contest, while others will tell him not to contest.

But irrespective of the candidate the party presents, whether it is Buhari or any other candidate, he will be roundly defeated by the PDP in 2019. We are waiting for the candidate to emerge before we present our strategy to defeat such candidate. It is not the business of our party to determine the candidate of the APC or any other party.

You have also mentioned the socio-political and economic challenges in this country; the federal government is overwhelmed with the challenges, it has never been worse than this before.

The security situation is worse, there are security crises everywhere. Our economy is very bad. The activities of insurgents are becoming alarming. We ought to have detected it and prevented it from happening. That is the duty of any responsive government.

Again, I don’t know how easy it was for you to get fuel to come here? As for me it was not easy. I had to wait for hours to buy fuel at the filling station.

The prices of foodstuff have gone very high, and where they are available, where do you get money to buy them? Basic infrastructure is not available, parents cannot pay their children’s school fees.Yet, people were busy celebrating the Abuja-Kaduna railway project. Just a few days ago, the train broke down inside the busy part of town—at the heart of kidnappers’ domain in Kaduna, and passengers were exposed to danger.

These killings must stop; solutions must be provided by the government. Where cattle routes are available, they need to be retraced. If we need to create new ones we must create them. Whatever solution that can solve the killings must be applied immediately."

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