Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim says the ruling party has got so many things wrong and must make important amends before 2019 election
The former Yobe governor says without amends, the ruling party would lose heavily in 2019 elections – Senator Ibrahim revealed that if he did not see the amends as well, he would direct his supporters’ votes elsewhere Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim representing Yobe East in the National Assembly has slammed his party the All Progressives Congress (APC) for not doing enough to merit victory in the upcoming 2019 election.
Daily Trust reports that Senator Ibrahim, a former governor of Yobe state, said the APC may not win the 2019 general elections “even with massive rigging.”
The senator said this during a book presentation to mark his 70th birthday in Abuja at the weekend, noting that if the party does not make amends, it will suffer a heavy defeat in 2019.
He said: “Simply put, things have not changed, and many things are worse and the people are bitter. We should not assume that we can win even with massive rigging. “There are just certain things that progressive parties do and must be seen to do.
We must be seen to obey the rule of law. If the courts rule, we must obey. We must respect the separation of powers and let the legislature make its independent decisions.”
According to the report, the senator claimed that Nigeria’s economy had gone down under the APC and the current administration must solve the problems and avoid blaming past governments “too much.” The lawmaker noted that he would not hesitate to tell his supporters to vote as they deem fit in the elections if nothing is done by the APC government to correct its current mistakes.
This was contained in a press statement signed by James Ornguga, APC’s acting state publicity secretary, and made available to journalists on Saturday, October 27. The APC was reacting to a statement by Ortom’s spokesman, Terver Akase, who accused the Benue APC of staging a political campaign at one of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Daudu.