President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed fear over what he termed the enormous resources at the disposal of the opposition.
He said the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, may not match such funds ahead of the 2019 elections.
Buhari stated this on Friday when he received members of the Buhari Media Organisation who paid him a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He commended the group for their sacrifices even as he sympathised with them for losing their friends in a bid to support him without any financial benefit.
The Buhari Media Organisation was the media outfit of the APC campaign team in 2015. It was at the time called the Buhari Media Support Organisation.
Buhari said, “I don’t think I can thank you enough for your steadfastness under very difficult circumstances. It is not easy to defend this administration and more in particular to defend me.
“But your consistency has given me a lot of confidence. And I know you are doing it as a sacrifice both physical, mental and material. Because, as I keep on saying the opposition now are sitting on incredible resources which I am afraid we might not match it at all.
“For that reason, the opposition is sponsoring mischief from different angles which in spite of the incumbency of government we cannot absolutely stop.
“It is you that are fighting it and I cannot thank you enough for that. Most of the people I jailed had given back all what they have taken before I was jailed,” he told the visiting group.
The president continued, “I am sure you are being asked, this support you are busy giving Buhari what the hell do you get out of it? And that is why I commend your steadfastness and I am very grateful for it. And in this country whether people like it or not, they will remain grateful for your courage because you have the courage to do the research, take your time to reply mischievous representation and we are very grateful.”