The Presidency has described the outcomes of last Saturday’s polls in Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states, where candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged winners of the bye-elections, as signs of electoral victory for Buhari/Osinbajo ticket in 2019.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this when he addressed State House correspondents on the outcomes of the elections in Abuja on Monday.
He said: “That these victories place Buhari/Osinbajo presidency in very good stead for next year’s election.
“It is a statement of the fact that the APC will go into election next year with every confidence that the elections will be won and that Nigerians by this statement, will also say that they no longer have time for politics of insult and diversion, mudslinging and ‘monkey dey work, baboon dey chop’ politics of the PDP.
“And equally important is that these election victories are a clear message to the National Assembly that all that Nigerians are interested in is that the business of government should go on.
“That Nigerians are saying that they are not interested in the drama; they are not interested in the grammar, the subterfuge and all of the games that are being played in the National Assembly.’’
Shehu, therefore, appealed to the National Assembly to be on the same page with the Buhari administration.
He said the appeal had become imperative in view of the urgent matters that needed to be attended to including matters of shortfall in money supply for the execution of the budget.