No amount of rigging can save APC- Yobe senator

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Former governor of Yobe state and current APC senator has warned that his party shouldn’t rely on their previous support and massive rigging to scale through 2019.

Senator Bukar Ibrahim of yobe state

Abuja, Nigeria News 28th October, 2018: Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial Zone in Yobe State, Bukar Abba Ibrahim has raised an alarm, warning the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, that things are no longer the way they were in 2015 when the party rode to power on a cloud of euphoria.

He said that his party, the APC should not assume that it will win the election even with massive rigging, adding that “The economy has gone down because of our action and inaction, and we are blaming the past too much rather than solving the present problems.”

Bukar, a three times Senator made the assertion on Saturday evening in Abuja during the world-wide internet launch of his new book, “Poorlitics”, and his 70th birthday celebration.

He said then Nigerians were made to believe that things will change for better but added that he has been disappointed because, according to him, “things have not changed and many things are getting worse and the people are bitter.”

The senator who has also being governor of Yobe State for three times, added, “We should not assume that we can win, even with massive rigging. The economy has gone down because of our action and inaction, and we are blaming the past too much rather than solving the present problems.

He also said the APC should not assume that the North-East geopolitical zone where he comes from, will vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 like it did in 2015.

The states in the North-East are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba.

The senator said the issues for which people of the North-East voted for Buhari and APC had not been addressed. According to him, they are getting worse.

His Exact Words:

“As we move towards the elections, I have to give a dire warning to the APC that things are no longer the way they were in 2015 when we rode to power on a cloud of euphoria, believing that things will change for better.

“Simply put, things have not changed and many things are getting worse and the people are bitter.

“We should not assume that we can win, even with massive rigging. The economy has gone down because of our action and inaction, and we are blaming the past too much rather than solving the present problems.

“I am going to give a dire warning. Let the North-East not be taken for granted that we must support APC.

“Improvement that can guarantee victory such as respecting the rule of law and releasing political prisoners as well as non-selective war against corruption, as against one sided witch-hunt.

“Our interest in the North-East has always been progressive and I will personally be watching for required improvement in the APC before the elections.”

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