Alhaji Balarabe Musa, a former Governor of old Kaduna State and National Chairman of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), has said that even if President Muhammadu Buhari rigged 2019 elections, he will still lose because not only the opposition, even his supporters have lost confidence in him.
“As the president, Buhari has the means of transforming everything but obviously, it is quite clear that Buhari’s popularity before 2015 elections and now have gone down drastically ,” Balarabe said.
He said, “If he (Buhari) thinks he is still popular as he was before winning the last presidential election, then he must be deceiving himself. He has betrayed those who voted for him by abandoning his promises and instead, inflicting pains on the masses. Since he took over as president, the country has suffered from one hardship to another.
“In one of my recent interviews, I made it clear that unless this government focus on its primary responsibility which is the welfare of the people, Nigerians may soon be forced to rise against his government should things continue the way they are.
“I don’t know if the President intends to continue beyond 2019, but with the current state of affairs in the country, Buhari certainly should not expect the masses who managed to survive to 2019, to still go to the polls and vote for him. I don’t think that will happen even if the APC rigs the election.
“The President should not allow himself be deceived by those around him. He should listen to Nigerians and do all within his power to alleviate the sufferings of the masses,” he said.