Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says President Muhammadu Buhari is being controlled by Nigerians who voted him into power.
The presidential spokesman said this while warning the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against making Buhari’s family an issue in the 2019 elections.
Shehu said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would gladly accept the challenge and retaliate if the PDP failed to adhere to the advice.
He was speaking on the controversial exchange between Buhari and Aisha, his wife, on the alleged hijacking of the government by some purported cabal.
Shehu described Buhari as unstoppable, adding that the PDP does not have the strength to fight Buhari.
“If the opposition Peoples Democratic Party wants to make family the issue in the coming elections, the APC would gladly accept the challenge,” Shehu said.
“Let this be the subject for 2019 election. PDP cannot afford to make family an issue in this campaign. Need I say more?
“The only thing I want to add is that PDP is engaging in mud-slinging because it finds it easier than speaking on their despicable 16-year record in the course of which they abused the trust of Nigerians.
“They made a mess of everything including the economy, security and infrastructure. It has come to the destiny of President Muhammadu Buhari to correct their mistakes.
“The PDP doesn’t see anything beyond grabbing power, power at all costs. As an opposition party, they have failed.
“They have launched a campaign for the Presidency, a campaign that has failed to get any traction.
“PDP members are themselves admitting that the campaign hadn’t made a good start, that attendance at rallies had unarguably been thin. The whole thing is not working; that President Buhari is unstoppable.
“Rather than a so-called cabal, an imaginary creation attached to all past governments of the country, President Buhari is remote-controlled by the 200 million-plus Nigerian people whose interest is uppermost in everything he says and does.
“The PDP doesn’t have the strength and support to fight President Buhari. They don’t have the records in security, economy and the war against corruption to mount any meaningful challenge.
“That is why they are dragging the President’s wife into their politics.”