A People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr. Attahiru Bafarawa on Wednesday described the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government as a disaster, saying the opposition party will get rid of the government in 2019.
Bafarawa, who was a two-term governor of Sokoto State, also submitted that Nigeria “is sick because the leadership is sick.”
He spoke with journalists on Wednesday in Abeokuta, shortly after he addressed Ogun State executives of the PDP and delegates, as part of his ongoing campaign tour.
Bafarawa said all the PDP presidential aspirants are ready to work in unison to send the All Progressives Congress (APC) government packing in the next election.
“We don’t have a nation under the leadership of APC government. And that’s why we in PDP, we have put our house in order and we will make sure that we get rid of APC government in this country because it’s a disaster to the country. This country is sick because the leadership is sick.
“We cannot allow this to continue. Forget about the number of aspirants, we are all members of one family. Whoever gets the party ticket, we will all work together and make sure we succeed in 2019,” the former Governor said.
He said the opposition party will not witch-hunt anybody if it reclaims power in 2019 but the PDP will face the task of building a nation.
“In trying to do damage control, we are not going to witch-hunt anybody because when you are building a nation, you concentrate on what you are going to do. “
“As a leader, you are not expected to look at the back, you have to face the front and face the problem. Nobody can do it alone. It requires our collective resolve as a people and as a nation to put the country in a good place,” he added.
If elected President in 2019, Bafarawa promised to put in place necessary measures towards restructuring Nigeria within the first three months of his administration.
He insisted that “his presidential ambition is not a do or die affairs.”
In his response, one of the leaders of PDP and a governorship aspirant, Ladipopu Adebutu said Nigeria has not achieved greatness because of “failure of the leadership.”