One of the loyalists of President Buhari, former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has said he remained confident that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election if he re-contests despite the series of attacks from former President Obasanjo and others.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo it should be recalled has rattled the ruling party on several occasions. But his latest vituperations against the President Muhammad Buhari-led government has left the ruling party gasping for breath.
Nonetheless, some of the party’s faithful are keeping hope alive, despite the powerful stateman’s attacks, that they could still be put back in office come 2019.
Kalu spoke to journalists in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Friday, after his peace and advocacy visit to the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
Kalu condemned Obasanjo, who he said spent eight years in office and described him as the least person competent to attack Buhari’s integrity, adding that the former President did not allow anybody to criticise him while in office.
He said, “Talking of integrity, Obasanjo is incompetent to criticise President Buhari. When I was the governor of Abia State, I wrote letters to President Obasanjo, criticising him and because of that, he swore to make life difficult for me. He is today writing letters every week, attacking Buhari.
“I know Buhari very well. He is not corrupt. He does not own property anywhere. Some people should not just put the country in crisis. Whatever they may have in plan, Buhari will return in 2019.”