Yola — The former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Marwa, has said the defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the ruling party would not reduce its chances in 2019 election.
Speaking to journalists in Yola Tuesday, Marwa said although the exit of a big politician like Atiku was a loss to the party, it would not prevent the party from winning the elections.
"No political party would like to lose someone like former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. We will assure that his departure however will not affect the fortunes of the APC in winning the gubernatorial election in Adamawa and the presidential election in 2019," Marwa said.
Marwa who spoke after a meeting of his support group, The Marwa Organisation, extolled the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on Nigerians to support his candidature in the next election.
"We are happy with the measures the government is taking in diversification of the economy which has already started paying off especially in the agricultural and mining sectors. The improvement is manifested in recent exit from recession," he said.