Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says the masses are solidly behind President Muhammadu Buhari despite the gale of defections that have rocked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also described the defections as an “autocorrect” system, saying that the party is getting rid of negative influences.
The Governor who spoke through his Director General of Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja on Thursday, said the party will emerge stronger after the “sieving process”.
The Governor described President Buhari as a man of honor, respected home and abroad.
He said, “The All Progressives Congress is built on the solid foundation of progressive change and protection of the interests of the poor in the society.
Our commitment to mass transportation ease and social investment are testimonies of our commitment to deploy the resources of the nation in the service of the masses.
“The 2019 election will be determined by the masses of Nigeria and they are solidly behind Mr. President. Buhari will win again in 2019.
“The masses know that the defections were informed by selfish desires. The leaders defected but the people refused to defect.”
Bello urged party members to continue to support Buhari and the APC in order to “shame the enemies of the nation in 2019”.