Buhari will get 10m votes in northeast - Ndume

Buhari will get 10m votes in northeast - Ndume

- Senator Ali Ndume said President Buhari will get at least 95 per cent in northeast geo-political zone in the forthcoming election

- Ndume said remaining 5% of the votes would be shared between the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and candidates of other political parties

- The presidential campaign council northeast zonal director said APC is preparing for the mother of all rallies in the country

Senator Ali Ndume of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, January 20, declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would get 10 million votes in the six states that make up the northeast geo-political zone.

Daily Trust reports that Ndume made this known while speaking about the campaign rally of President Buhari in Borno and Yobe states.

According to him, “We are preparing for the mother of all rallies in the country. Our hope is to give the president at least 95 per cent of our votes, by God’s grace.”

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The presidential campaign council northeast zonal director said the remaining five per cent of the votes would be shared between the presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and candidates of other political parties.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senator Ali Ndume said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, would be a walkover for President Buhari in the 2019 general elections.

Ndume, who is the chairman, Senate committee on establishment and public service, made the statement in Abuja, on Tuesday, November 20.

He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) was not perturbed by Atiku’s emergence, adding that he was not a threat to the party in any way. According to him, the records are there for Nigerians to judge.

In a related development, Senator Ali Ndume on Tuesday, November 20, identified insurgency, and not the lack of political will, as the factor hindering development in northeast Nigeria.

Ndume, who is representing Borno south at the upper chamber, made this known in Abuja. Ndume said the acts of terror were making it impossible for contractors to move into the zone to execute developmental projects the government had approved.

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He said: “The biggest challenge that we have in that area is insurgency. That makes it impossible for contractors to move in. So what we decided to do for a while now, is to empower our people. “I remember NCC wanted to build a computer centre so that JAMB’s Computer Based Test could be done in Biu, Askira-Uba and Ushani.

“We got the three locations, but the contractor refused to go and they took it (the projects) somewhere else. And this road, from Maiduguri to Biu, even to maintain it, FERMA staff, one time, two of them were killed there. The Chibok-Damboa Road, about eleven of their staff were killed there.

They burnt all the equipment of the contractor on site, but the contractor fled. “The Biu-Gombe Road, which is very critical and even safer, is being seen as a dangerous one by contractors. The International community, especially the United States and China have marked the Northeast, especially Borno, as a black spot.’’

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