Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has no presidential candidate to match President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
Oyegun disclosed this in an interview with New Telegraph at the weekend.
The Chairman, who described the leadership of the PDP as a bunch of dreamers, noted that Buhari and the ruling APC are not losing any sleep over PDP ahead of the 2019 polls.
His words: “As at today, Buhari remains the most credible uniting force in the Nigerian nation. We are not saying that there are no difficulties, there are, but tell me somebody else who has the kind of status, the kind of presence and the kind of symbolism that Buhari has? If you tell me, maybe, we can start comparing them.
“I am not talking about the party alone, but the entire nation. Tell me, who you can compare electorally and in terms of what he reflects and represents for the nation? Go to my village and mention Dankwambo; they will ask you from which planet is he from. Let me not treat him special from any of the above you mentioned. Atiku has been with us, he is a significant political force in this nation, no question about that.
“Let me not say anything more than that because he is somebody I like as a person, but we are talking about uniting the country So, we need somebody who stands for what the people want to see the nation become. That is the beauty of President Buhari.
“Everybody is saying that they have the capacity to defeat President Buhari, when it is clear that they are enjoying their dreams.”
“What else do you expect people, who are hopeful to say? They shouldn’t bother to compare themselves to President Buhari. They should just say that they command the loyalty of the vast majority of Nigerian people.
“These are people who are not known, probably outside their local governments or their states. They are just struggling for relevance within the PDP,” Oyegun said.