Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has declared President Muhammadu Buhari will pull 80 per cent votes cast in the Saturday presidential election to defeat his main opponent, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Enang stated this while speaking to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday.
He said given the achievements of the President Buhari’s administration; the vigorous All Progressives Congress (APC) campaigns and Buhari’s fair treatment of all parts of the country, victory was assured.
According to him, “From the campaigns on the field, all the feelers we had, the support we had from the East, the West, the South, the North and all parts of Nigeria and the words of the president, the capacity of the campaign team and campaign machinery, the intellectual and intelligent words, words that hold and convince Nigerians that President Buhari is the best person to go for a second term as president.
“This makes us confident and I am sure that in every state of the federation, President Buhari was able to show what he has done for that state.
“In every state of the federation, the president showed that he was not partial, that he is not in any manner tilted against one state of the country or favouring another part of the country. He has shown that he is president for all and exclusively for none.”
Enang noted that Buhari has identified with all, including the poor, the rich, the disabled and even those who could be called the low of the society.
“With this, we are sure that we will win the election and the APC will come up with the majority of the members of the House of Representatives, great majority in the Senate and President Buhari of the APC will be declared as president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
The presidential aide said that Buhari has exhibited the character of a true democrat by not interfering in the work of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
He said that the president and the electoral body were not “working in tandem to postpone the election.”
Commenting on whether there should be sanctions for the INEC for postponing the elections despite the long period it had to prepare and the support given to it by the president, Enang said: “The best we can do is to make sure that we consciously give maximum support to the INEC.
“The best we can do is speak less of hard words against them and give them comfort so that all Nigerians, the international community and the product of the election will be taken as the best decision.
“So, we will not talk of sanctions now.”