By Bukola Olasanmi
A group, Forward With Buhari (FWB), has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, would win in about 30 states of the federation in the February 16 election.
Kayode Ajulo, renowned human rights lawyer and secretary of FWB, who gave the assurance in an interaction with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said his prediction was based on well-researched information gathered on the field ahead of the 2019 general elections.
The group had earlier explained that FWB’s formation was aimed at checkmating vote rigging across the country in the 2019 presidential elections, further claiming that President Buhari’s main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, would not win even in his state, Adamawa.
When asked about how many votes the group intended to garner for the president, Ajulo said: “We intend to give Buhari maximum votes; what distinguishes us is that as an independent campaign group is that our members cut across the various parties and interest groups and with the coordination of the governors as inspired by Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, we have penetrated all the 36 states, 774 local government areas, 8, 809 wards, and the entire 119, 973 polling units in Nigeria.
“Our formulae are solid, the governors, political and community leaders hold the ace in this election and we will back them to make Buhari’s re-election a success.
“We have also found out too, although I won’t like to reveal most of our strategies, as only a retard army general that doesn’t understand his commission would reveal his strategy.
“We want to ensure that those who have not been voting are encouraged to vote, and in that way discourage voters’ apathy.
“In most of the previous general elections only 30-35 per cent of the registered voters who have permanent voters cards voted. Where are the other 70 per cent or there about? It is our duty to look for them, go for them and ensure that they vote.”