EKWEREMADU: It is difficult to predict the winner of 2019 presidential election

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Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday said it was very difficult to accurately predict the winner of the forthcoming FEB16 election.

According to him, it has been a close contest between Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari the incbent.

Ekweremadu made his statement during an interactive radio programme on Urban 94.5 FM Radio, Enugu.

When asked to predict the candidate who would win the presidential election, Ekweremadu said situation at the moment cannot guarantee an accurate prediction.

He said, “Let me tell you the exact thing about what is happening presently. Ahead of the presidential election, no one can surely say that this party would win or this candidate would win. But in 2015 or 2016, nobody gave PDP a chance and today PDP has bounced back to life.

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“So, when you watch the rallies, you say oh, this is a huge crowd for the APC (All Progressives Congress) in Adamawa or that was a huge PDP (Peoples Democratic Party) crowd in Katsina, the home of the President.

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“That is an interesting thing and that is exactly what we worked for and we are able to see Nigerians participating. So, I am happy when I see this close contest and the grace of God, PDP will win,” he added

He said the significant improvement the PDP was an indication that the decision of several chieftains of the party, including himself, to stay back to revive the party after the 2015 general elections had paid off.

Ekweremadu said his decision to remain in the PDP during its trying times and despite political persecutions, was to ensure Nigeria continued to enjoy a balanced democracy devoid of a one-party system

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