Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar has accused Senators Isa Misau and Suleiman Nasir who defected from the All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party of playing to the gallery. Speaking to State House correspondents yesterday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Villa, he decribed the defectors as Abuja politicians who have no base in Bauchi. He boasted that the APC will replicate the success of the Senatorial bye- election in the 2019 general election.
He said “I don’t want to boast but you know election is local. Some people want to come to Abuja and play to the gallery, and I am talking about the defectors.
“ My answer is the congresses in Bauchi state along with other states in the APC and in many states that parallel congresses were conducted, because some members of the party were in opposition to the governors who were strong enough to conduct these parallel congresses. “In Bauchi state, there was no single parallel congress that was conducted. Secondly, the 11th August election took place and the APC won resoundingly.
“Let me tell you that all of those people who decamped including these two senators rallied round and spent a lot of money in order to defeat the APC in the election but the results like I said is out in the public and we have won resoundingly, so I am sure the result of 2019 elections are not going to be any different. On why he was at the Villa, Governor Abubakar said he came to brief the president on what transpired during the senatorial bye- election which APC won. b“This is the first opportunity I have had since the election of 11th August to brief Mr. President because when the election took place, the President was away on short leave abroad and I just came in today to brief him adequately about what transpired in Bauchi. “The results are out in the public and the APC won resoundingly in the election and I have told him that we have learnt a lot of lessons from the the election. For example, close to 200,000 votes were cancelled. This is an eye opener for us that we have to work very very hard and train agents very well to be able to safeguard this kind of situation,” he stated.
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