President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he was confident of victory at next month’s presidential election, despite moves by the leading opposition.
He stated that all that was needed was an extra push by the Presidential Campaign Council and the February 16 poll would become a formality.
Buhari spoke in Abuja at the inaugural meeting of the council. However, All Progressives Congress governors were absent at the meeting.
Buhari said, “I will like to appeal to you to dedicate yourselves once again to the task at hand.
“There is no doubt that victory is ours. But that shouldn’t mean we should rest even for a moment.”
The National Leader of the APC and co-chairman of the council, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the APC National Chairman, Mr Adams Oshiomhole; and the Director-General of the campaign and Minster of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, among others, attended the session.
Recall that President Buhari had on Tuesday handed over the leadership of the campaign to Tinubu when he inaugurated the council in Abuja.
On Thursday, he reminded the council members that they were the best materials available to the party.
“I urge you to rise to the challenge of the great expectations of this party and Nigerians – and the confidence that I personally have in the ability of all of you to deliver,” Buhari added.