A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee chairman and leader of the Goodluck Jonathan presidential campaign in 2015, Ahmadu Ali, has suggested that Nigeria's current president Muhammadu Buhari will become elected if the 73-year-old chooses to contest in the next general elections in 2019.
Speaking to Saturday Sun, Ali said:
"Buhari’s performance that you are criticizing now, give him another year, you will be singing his praise...
"As far as Nigeria is concerned, they have forgotten the past, they will vote for him unless he is not standing. If Buhari is standing in 2019, people will vote for him.
"In order to get something good, you have to do a radical surgery, that radical surgery the pain is what we are suffering from; I am telling you when the pains heal and we start enjoying the surgery that was put in place, we will be ready to vote again if it is the same Buhari because they will say if things go wrong, he knows how to fix it."