2019 elections: Buhari’s victory is assured – Ita Enang
Eleven days ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, Dr. Ita Ennang has reiterated that Buhari’s victory was sacrosanct considering the wide acceptability he enjoys, which he claimed cuts across all regions of the country.
Enang who stated this in an interview with journalists at his country home in Ididep, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State said without any doubt, Buhuri will garner enough votes to win the election, adding that there was no alternative to President Buhari.
According to him, “I have seen and weighed all the candidates, particularly the two presidential candidates, I have also looked at the pedigree of each of them including the manifesto of each of them, the record of each of them, and their antecedents and I have come to agree that there is no alternative to President Buhari.”
Enang explained that voting for Buhari would enable him to continue with his credible programmes, adding that on completion of his tenure, power would return to the southern part of the country.
“And if we elect him, he will do only one term and power will return to the south, to go to either the south-west or the south-east,” he said.
He pointed out that if the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was to be elected, it would be difficult to get him committed to a single term, adding that he has refused to be committal on whether he would do one term or not.
On the health of the president, he said Buhari has become younger and healthier than when he was first sworn into office in 2015, adding that his health has been renewed by the providence of God.
“I am sure you are aware that the health of the president is no more an issue. By God’s grace, he is renewing his health like an eagle. He gets younger as he ages, gets stronger as he ages. I’m sure you know that Buhari looks younger now more than when he was first sworn in,’’ he said.
On the reports in some quarters that the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere was sacked by the presidency, he described such report as false and unfounded, maintaining that Ekere had completed his tenure by the time he resigned.
Ekere who is the candidate of the APC in the Akwa Ibom State governorship election took over from another indigene of the state, Bassey Dan Abia but had to resign his position to contest the forthcoming election.
“By his resignation, it was thought that the tenure of the board had expired but while not waiting for the board to be dissolved, he had to put in resignation letter and having put in his resignation, the president had agreed that the tenure of the board had already expired and he formally pronounced the formal dissolution of the board and now constituted an interim management board,’’ he said.