Chief (Mrs.) Oluremi Adiukwu is a chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A three-time gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, she is one of the leading female politicians in the country. Aside politics, Adiukwu is also very vocal on issues of human rights. In this interview, she spoke with Dare Odufowokan, Assistant Editor, about the next general election in the country, especially the unfolding presidential race. She also shed light on some developments within the opposition party, insisting that the PDP has what it takes to return to power at the centre in no distant time. She expressed reservations to the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and urged the opposition to give Nigerians credible alternatives when determining their various presidential flag-bearers for the 2019 presidential elections. Excerpts
President Muhammadu Buhari has declared intention to re-contest ahead of 2019 presidential poll. What do you think about that?
President Buhari has a legitimate right to seek re-election but I sincerely doubt the moral right. Like every other Nigerian, it is within his right to vote and be voted for. And as an elected President who is about finishing his first term in office, he is entitled to seek another term. But beyond that, I think many Nigerians will say he is not the only one who can lead us at this time.
As a member of the PDP, I am optimistic that the candidacy of Buhari in APC will help us win the next election. I am not a…