- President Muhammadu Buhari continues to get endorsements across the nation
- The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state has endorsed the president for the 2019 elections
- The party also endorsed the state governor, Barrister Mohammed Abubukar
The APC in Bauchi has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abubakar of the state as its presidential and gubernatorial candidates respectively for the 2019 general elections.
This was made known in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, September 14, by the press secretary to the governor, Abubakar Al-Saddique.
He said that the party took the decision at its stakeholders’ meeting on Thursday, September 13, at the Government House, Bauchi.
Al-Saddique said the meeting also reaffirmed the party’s earlier decision to adopt indirect primaries for the election of its candidates for the 2019 poll.
“The decision becomes necessary in view of the massive infrastructural development and stability in the nation and in Bauchi state. There is improved security and prudent management of resources that have been witnessed under these great leaders,” he stated.
He quoted the stakeholders as saying that the APC government had initiated policies that had touched the life of the common man hence the adoption of the president and the governor.
Al-Saddique said the people of Bauchi state were satisfied with the commitment of the president and the governor to combating insurgency and other criminal activities.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says with the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as the APC sole presidential candidate, “the All Progressives Congress (APC) is now irredeemably doomed for a crushing defeat in the 2019 general elections.”
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This was contained in a statement sent to journalists by the party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, on Thursday, September 13.
The party said: “President Buhari’s fear to contest an elective presidential primary, for which he and a few APC leaders scared away other presidential contestants within their party with threats and high nomination form fees, ended up ruining APC’s chance of fielding a good candidate for the election.”
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