Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some elite in the country have ganged up against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking during the national consultative forum of the national committee of Buhari support groups, Osinbajo said the battle for 2019 is between those who have the interest of the masses at heart and those who want to keep the wealth of the nation for themselves.
The vice-president noted that even though Buhari is not a perfect, he is an honest man, adding that come next year, he would be declared winner of the presidential election.
“Come February 2019, the APC will, by the grace of God, win the general elections. We will return President Muhammadu Buhari as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for a second term. The election will be a historic one,” he said.
“It is a battle between those who want our country’s resources to be used for our country and her people, and those who want to privatize the commonwealth.
“The man who stands against the forces of retrogression but with the future of our children is the man called Muhammadu Buhari. He is not a perfect man, but he is an honest and truthful man.
“They prayed for him to die he didn’t die, when he came back hale and hearty by the grace of the Almighty God, they mourned while Nigerians rejoiced. The fear of Buhari makes people desperate, even crazy. Now, they say he is Jubrin from Sudan. If you can’t discredit him, say he doesn’t exist!
“They were all alive and well when Pastor Adeboye went to London and prayed for him the day before he returned to Nigeria. How will one Jubrin sit in FEC and conduct meetings, consult with his ministers, speak to me daily!
“We are giving about 300,000 of the poorest Nigerians N5000 a month. How? Because Buhari is the gate keeper, he has stopped grand corruption.
“So despite the fact that we are earning 60 percent less, we are doing five times more. This is why there is a gang up by the discredited elite against him.
“Their strategy is simple: if you tell a lie often enough, some will believe you… Buhari is not only alive and well, he will by God’s grace live long and well after his second term in office.”