‘How To Defeat Buhari in 2019’ – Ex-Special Adviser To Yar-Adua, Segun Adeniyi
The former Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi, has said he was yet to see a formidable opposition that is strong enough to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 general elections.
Adeniyi said this at the review of his book entitled: “Against the Run of Play” at the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP) on Thursday.
Addressing the gathering of academics and other professionals who attended the book reading, he identified fragmented opposition as the most important factor that makes incumbent candidates win elections all over the world.
He recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan lost in the 2015 election because the opposition parties came together to form a strong force against him and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As the 2019 elections draw nearer, the notable journalist said he was yet to see a formidable opposition that is strong enough to defeat Buhari, pointing out that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was already solidly on ground more than one year before the last election.
He said: “I don’t expect anything different in the 2019 elections. I expect that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will perform better than it did in 2015. I also expect that whoever wants to be president, either the incumbent or challenger, should challenge the process and at the end of the day, we’ll see what happens.