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The presidential candidate of the United Progressives Party (UPP) in the 2015 presidential election, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has predicted that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not re-contest the Presidential election in 2019.
According to him, the APC will not give the presidency another shot because the party already knows it cannot be as fortunate as it was in 2015. Okorie said this in a chat with the media during the weekend.
He said Nigerians should expect a re-alignment of political forces in the country before the election, stressing that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) had also lost the necessary flavour and appeal to give the APC a run for its money in the next general elections owing to the unprecedented level of corruption perpetuated for 16 years under its watch.
He said: “I can predict that APC will not go for a second term because it will not win the Presidential election again and PDP will not come back because people will not be that gullible to forget that PDP laid the foundation for the mess of today.
“They used 16 years to loot our treasury dry. With all the monies being discovered in people’s homes and bank accounts which took place under PDP watch, nobody will give them a second chance.
“Before 2019, there will be serious alignment of political forces.”