Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has revealed “what President Muhammadu Buhari did to win the 2015 general election”.
Speaking over the weekend in Benin, Fashola said elections are won based on polls, campaigns, analysis, and proper planning and not by any occultic drive.
“We have seen that elections are conducted in other parts on the basis of polls, campaigns, analysis of human behaviour rather than any occultic or sacrificial offering,” Fashola said.
“Candidates who wish to win elections must persuade people to agree to their messages and promises, and seek to change the minds of those who are unpersuaded, by understanding what they want and taking steps to address them.
“Those who may not be initial converts can change their minds, as we have seen in our own President who finally won after three unsuccessful attempts.”
He went on to share the strategy employed to make candidate Buhari become President Buhari.
“For those who do not know, let me share with you some of the things that President Buhari did to win the last election.
“A poll was conducted across Nigeria and administered to 20,000 Nigerians as a sample, with each person answering 60 (sixty) questions administered face to face.
“That meant that the poll had to analyse 1,200,000 responses on what Nigerians wanted in the 2015 election.
“The top three were security, corruption and economy, which was to form the core of candidate Buhari’s campaign message that produced President Buhari. This is how to win elections.”