The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has mocked those predicting defeat for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
He told critics that the President was not in a contest on Facebook, and that elections are won and lost at polling booths, not on social media.
Bello spoke Monday after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He expressed confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will convincingly win the 2019 presidential election.
“This is the era where a lot of hopes even if it is false… people build their castle in the air. You can see that Mr. President is good to go. I want to assure Nigerians that the vote for Mr. President in 2019 is going to double that of 2015″, Daily Trust quoted him as saying.
“In my own state, I can assure you, take my words, we are going to have all the twenty five House of Assembly members, all the nine House of Representatives members and all the three Senators for APC in this 2019 election.
“We did it in all other states and in my state, you can see in the last by-election the gap. When the election was conducted in 2015 (the difference) between the APC winner and the PDP was just about 7,000, but in this last by-election, we doubled the gap, so that is an indication.
“Two, by my style of leadership in Kogi State, we met Kogi State House of Assembly, APC in minority, we have overwhelming majority today, we have less than 85,000 registered in Kogi State for APC, as at today we have over a million membership in the state.
“Yesterday (Sunday), we had a decamping rally where SDP state chapter collapsed, ADP, ADC, PDP majority of them including Kwankwasiyya, they burnt their cap yesterday, they drove away the SDP horse yesterday.
“So that is the movement and it is across the nation not only in Kogi state.”
On some social media predictions that the President will be defeated in 2019, Bello said sarcastically: “I think there is a polling unit on Facebook, so they cast their votes there. On ground I can assure you of total victory.”