A former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, has said
the Coalition for Nigeria Movement will present a credible
candidate who will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in
the 2019 presidential election.
He, however, said the group was not formed to either attack
the Buhari government or to discredit the APC-led
Okupe, in a statement on Saturday, said since it would be
difficult task to oust an incumbent, the CNM would scout for
a credible candidate who can defeat Buhari.
Okupe stated, “It is absolutely impossible to oppose the
incumbent especially a towering figure like President
Muhammadu Buhari and hope to defeat him.
“To defeat Buhari will require an exact repeat of what Bola
Tinubu and others were able to do with the APC in 2014 by
creating a broad platform encompassing the political
majority in the country.
“This strong coalition will present a candidate to contest
against Buhari with the hope of being able to win.
“We recognise the fact that the APC has not done well. We
are convinced that the decision by Buhari to contest again
will not augur well for the country. To allow the APC to win
means Buhari will continue and that would not be in the
interest of Nigerians,” he added.