Former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole,
has expressed optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will be ‘conveniently re-elected’ if he seeks a second term in office in the 2019 elections.
According to him, by 2019, the Buhari administration would have further consolidated on its numerous giant strides.
In a chat with journalists, Oshiomhole said the truth remains that the country was gradually undergoing an unprecedented change that has put it on the path to greatness and real success.
He said if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were still in power, it would have been case closed for Nigeria.
“Boko Haram got up to Benin and had a base in Kogi. Who wants to return to that path? Who wants to go back to the era when Nigeria Army was said to be running away from battle? Who wants to return to the era of abuse of subsidy?
“Again, in all fairness who wants to return to the era of crude oil theft? I had asked former President Jonathan as a member of the security committee with governors how crude oil was been stolen in tankers and the Nigerian Navy was not aware? Were the tankers flying? Why are we not hearing such stories again,” he queried.
“Who was in government when companies such as Michelin, Dunlop, and Nestlé etc started relocating to Ghana? Here in Nigeria, a government spent $16bn on power and at the end of spending the last dollar the country degeneration rated from 4,000 megawatts to 2000 megawatts.
He also slammed the PDP government that in the name of privatization, it handed over sensitive national assets to brothers, friends, and cronies who neither have the competence nor the wherewithal to invest in power distribution which has further compounded the country’s problem today.