O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) founder, Frederick Fasehun, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari will lose in 2019 if he doesn’t perform “magic” in his remaining months in office.
Fasehun, at a news conference in Lagos, noted that the present administration had to do more to win the confidence of Nigerians.
“Children don’t get promoted to the next class unless they have done well in the current class”, he said.
“If Nigerians are saying that the current government is performing below expectations, I don’t think anybody in this current government has the right to ask Nigerians for their votes again.
“Of course, they still have about two years to perform, if they perform so beautifully, Nigerians can forgive them.
“But, I don’t think this government is performing up to the expectations of Nigerians.
“Perhaps, they have the magic to perform and persuade Nigerians to forgive them. If they have the magic, we wish them well.
“Politics is no magic, governance is no magic, it is through performance,” the OPC leader said.
Fasehun, who frowned at the recurrent killing of people by suspected herdsmen, urged the Federal Government to expedite action at tackling the menace before it snowballed into ethnic crisis.
He urged the president to perform his primary duty of enhancing welfare of citizens and security of lives and property.
“Security has broken down and the first duty of government is to provide security of lives and property.
“Therefore, we call on the President to act fast because he has few months left. He can still change the situation and make Nigeria and Nigerians great”, he said.
Meanwhile, Senator Joseph Waku, Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure, has pointed out those he believes were behind the killings nationwide.