The Presidency has told the Peoples Democratic Party to forget about winning the 2023 general election because the masses adore President Muhammadu Buhari and would never abandon the All Progressives Congress.
The Senior Special Assistant to President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this on Tuesday.
Shehu spoke after observing the Eid-kabir prayers in Daura, Katsina State.
He described Buhari, who was elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, as an obstacle to the PDP and other parties nursing the hope of taking over the presidency in the 2023 poll.
He said: “The President enjoys unshakable support not only in his hometown, but also across the country and it is enough for the opposition to admit that the President matters a lot for the ruling party and Nigerians in general.
“Again he constitutes a political obstacle they cannot dismantle come 2023.
“We believe the PDP and other opposition parties are nursing false hopes of taking power come 2023.
“The masses will never abandon President Buhari’s leadership and the APC.
“I assure you that in 2023, the masses will be waiting for the President to show the way in courtesy of what he has been building for the country in terms of infrastructure and wellbeing of young people in the country.
“Nobody will take the risk by inviting another party to come and take over in 2023.”