Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has condemned and expressed displeasure over changing of the result of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial Primaries in Niger State for automatic ticket to incumbent senators.
Apparently referring to the automatic ticket given to the two Senators representing Niger East David Umaru and Niger North Abdullahi Sabi as against the winners Mohammed Sani Musa (313) and Zakari Haliru Jikantoro respectively, the governor in Hausa service programme of Voice of America questioned the automatic given to them by the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
The governor who is at present in America attending a summit , said, after people have suffered to buy the form, campaign to rural areas, it was wrong to come out that the ticket is given to the incumbent Senator depriving the winners the ticket .
According to the governor, it is not about the money spent, but the justice inherent, in allowing people to go to the villages, wards and local government areas and later come out to say that some people who did not win were given automatic ticket.
He reiterated that after the processes have been concluded “they came to tell us that some Senators from Niger State have been promised automatic ticket, what is automatic ticket,” he asked rhetorically.
He stated that if they know that they wanted to give automatic ticket, they should not have allow people to go to the wards to campaign, waste their time and later dash their hopes.
The governor stated that, they claim that they will pay them (the winners) for their expenditures, he questioned the rational, saying that “if they paid them for their expenses, would they be able to pay for their sufferings and psychology torture they went through,” he added.