The spokesperson of the Musa Kwankwaso Presidential Campaign, Abdulmumin Jibrin, has said the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu will not inherit President Muhammadu Buhari’s 12 million bloc votes in the February 25 presidential election.
Jubrin, who switched from the APC to Kwankwaso’s New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), asserted that his former party will not continue to receive the 12 million bloc votes Buhari received. He asserted that his principal is now in the driver’s seat.
In the years 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2019, Buhari ran for president five times. With the exception of 2007, he received at least 12 million votes in every election. In 2015, he won the APC primary with 15 million votes, and he received the same number in 2019.
“When APC do their analysis, all the time they talk about PDP and they say PDP lost Kwankwaso, PDP lost Peter Obi, PDP lost five governors. Yes PDP is in crisis, not only crisis PDP is in a mess but APC is even in a more damaging and more challenging situation, those 12 million votes are not there,” he said on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.
“When you say Kwnakwaso left PDP, the assumption is that he left with only PDP people but many people from APC joined him. Where did I come from? Am I not coming from APC? As it stands today, APC has lost about 70 to 80 per cent of its support base in Northern Nigeria.”
The party will win the election when Kwankwaso garners enough votes, notably from the North-West in addition to those he will receive in the South where he is making gains, according to Jubrin.
He insisted that the NNPP will triumph in the elections on February 25 and that not even a miracle will prevent the APC and PDP from losing.