Chief Tony Momoh, One of the closest allies to Muhammadu Buhari, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) would have lost any general election in 2016.
He recalled that the economy last year affected many Nigerians, who would have voted out the APC if they had the opportunity.
His words: “In the early 2016, if there was an election, the APC would have lost. But now, if there is an election, the APC would have more than 75 per cent because the farmers are now smiling to the bank. We have better chances now than we had a year ago.
“The country is in a recession and being in a recession, things are difficult for everyone. There is loss of employment; a lot of people are hungry; a lot of people who have been in employment are out of employment. But the situation is not peculiar to Nigeria”
On agitations across the country, the Pro-chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Jos, said it would not affect conduct of the 2019 general elections.
“The election would be smooth. There is not going to be civil war in Nigeria because everybody has learnt a lesson from the past civil war. Those who are agitating now are doing so because of the issue of restructuring.
“I have no fears at all. I have no atom of fear for Nigeria because I know when I was writing letters to Nigeria, I said Nigeria does not only have a future, she has a mission.
“Now, I know the mission. Nigeria would fulfill the intention of God for its creation. Nigeria will be dominant in ruling the world in the nearest future and there is nothing anybody can do about it. So, I have no fear at all about the future of Nigeria”, Momoh told Sun.