- President Buhari has been assured by Sulaiman Hassan, the minister for environment, that the APC would sweep votes in Gombe state in the forthcoming election
- Hassan said the crowd at the flag-off of the Gombe APC campaign is a true reflection of what will be obtainable during the general elections
- According to the minister, thepeople of Gombe state have seen and felt developmental projects and achievements recorded by the present government
The minister for environment, Alhaji Sulaiman Hassan, said on Thursday, January 10, expressed optimism that the people of Gombe state would vote massively for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming general elections.
Hassan gave the assurance in Kaltungo town of Kaltungo local government Area of Gombe state during the flag -off of the APC campaign, state chapter.
“I am assuring Mr President that APC will sweep positions at all levels through fair and credible elections in the state
“The crowd you have seen are true reflection of what will be obtainable during the general elections.
“Gombe is now home for APC because we have seen, felt and touched the developmental projects and achievements recorded by the present government,” he said.
In his speech, Boss Mustapha, secretary to the federal government, said the APC was a party for all Nigerians, regardless of their ethnic or religious inclination.
Also speaking Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, the APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, said the people of Gombe, especially Gombe south, the stronghold of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had suffered greatly, which was why they stormed the rally to support APC.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Governors Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa and Mohammad Abubakar of Bauchi were among the dignitaries in attendance.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a former youth leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nuku- Sabon Gari ward of Abaji Area Council, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Peter Yandu, and 157 other members have defected to APC.
Legit.ng gathered that the former youth leader said he and other members had been in PDP since 1999 but were later abandoned by the party they worked for.
Yandu said since the party had abandoned them, they decided to pitch tent with the ruling APC after series of consultations with some of his former PDP members in the area.
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