Aminu Tambuwal said on Tuesday he has what it takes to defeat Muhammadu Buhari in the upcoming 2019 general elections.
Tambuwal is the Governor of Sokoto State and one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said this when fielding questions from the media at the PDP Secretariat in Minna stressing that Buhari has displayed a lack of visionary leadership that has stagnated the country in all sectors.
He said, “When you are going into a battle, you must present your best arsenals to defeat your opponent; if not, you will be overwhelmed.
“It is our collective responsibility as leaders to come together to rescue our nation from disintegration.
“The country is greatly endowed but the lack of visionary leadership to harness its abundant resources for the benefit of the vast majority account for the poverty ravaging the country.”
He added, “I left the All Progressives Party due to the impunity and clear issues of mis-governance and on the lack of respect for the tenet of democratic principles. I have since discovered that the issue of bad governance is worse in the ruling All progressives party.
“We left the PDP to form the APC; in the course of time, we began to see signs clearly that the APC itself was affected by some of those misfortunes of bad leadership. And so, we had to leave.
“That made us to start coming back to the PDP as a better alternative. At that stage, we realised that PDP was the best option to move the country forward.
“What I am doing is not personal or about myself but a sacrifice for my country; otherwise I can’t leave the comfort of continuing as a governor for what I am embarking upon”.