2019: Buhari cultic followership will give him victory ― Lai Mohammed

Information and Culture minister, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that cultic followership being enjoyed by President Muhammadu Buhari will give him victory in the coming general elections.

Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on Saturday at the sideline of commissioning of the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat donated by a Lagos based businessman and APC governorship aspirant, Mallam Yakub Gobir, the minister said that not the president nor the opposition could explain the cultic followership.

“Actually PDP is correct in its allegations that aliens that graced President Muhammadu Buhari’s rally in Kano state came from Mars and Jupiter. You see, let me tell you that the opposition cannot explain the cultic followership of Muhammadu Buhari. I don’t think even President Buhari can explain it. How do you bring aliens from Niger or Cameroon? It does not make any sense. This crowd was organic and everywhere Buhari goes that is the story.

“And while their own campaign is floundering and their camp is dwindling every day, Buhari’s crowd is increasing every day. Believe me, it is a phenomenon that I don’t think he (Buhari) can explain.

“What I see in Buhari is that he has proven that the single most important thing for any leader is integrity. People who flock to Buhari’s campaign go there because they believe this is a man of integrity, he is a man who is passionate about Nigeria. This is a man who even in his very advanced age, is thinking, sleeping, dreaming and working for Nigeria.”

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Alhaji Mohammed, who doubles as the leader of APC in the state, exuded confidence that the APC candidates will defeat the PDP candidates in the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara state.

“We are going to defeat the Senate President Bukola Saraki comprehensively in the February 16 presidential and National Assembly election. And as a result he won’t be around to even supervise the March 2, 2019 elections,” he said.

On the allegation of PDP that the Nigerian Army’s operation python dance in the state is designed to intimate opposition ahead of the elections, the minister said only the guilty are afraid.

“If they had not committed any crime whether is operation python or snake dance it is not of their business? Are you worried? Are you concerned? They want to keep this country safe for all of us. And anybody who says it is because of elections has something to hide”, he said.