Leaders of the break- away Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) have vowed to teach President Muhammadu Buhari a political lesson in 2019 when Nigerians will elect their representatives.
They asserted that Buhari would lose 75 per cent of Northern votes next year because politicians who worked for him in the region were longer on the same page with him.
Through the National Chairman of the R-APC, Alahji Buba Galadima, the opposition boasted that they have the capacity to swing over 75 per cent of the total votes Buhari got from the North during the 2015 presidential election against him.
Galadima, who has remained upbeat on the position of his group, insisted that the over 12 million votes that the APC won in the election in 2015 was facilitated by majority of those in the current R-APC and the nPDP, stressing that the President is at the risk of losing such votes in 2019 if the nPDP and R-APC pulls out of the APC.
The National Chairman of the defunct nPDP bloc in APC, Alhaji Abubakar Baraje, had earlier noted in its list of grievances to the APC and Presidency that the bloc, which moved into the APC in 2014 with the likes of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, as well as five siting state governors among others, were able to swing over 75 per cent of the 12 million votes the party got in the North.
“We are not bothered by the utterances of the APC leadership because we are very resolute on our position to reclaim the party. We are ready for the fight and they know we have the capacity to swing over 75% of the votes in the North.
“It is not in doubt because they know very well that majority of the votes were facilitated by people like us and the members and the nPDP bloc, whose capacity they have decided to ignore at their own risk,” Galadima warned.