An All Progressive Congress stalwart in Bauchi State, Muhammed Ismail Kabir has applauded the endorsement of His Excellency Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar as the party’s sole candidate ahead of the September 29 governorship primaries in the State, saying the decision is within the provisions of the guidelines of the party and it has therefore remained sacrosanct and best thing that had ever happened in the party.
Speaking to journalist in Abuja, Kabir described the decision as a square peg in a square hole because Governor Abubakar’s remarkable achievements within three years of his purposeful stewardship is marvelous and exceptional in the history of the state and he has emphasized the need for consolidation of such gestures beyond 2019 to enable him complete all the good work he has started.
‘’I find the endorsement of Abubakar by the Bauchi State Chapter of the APC under the able leadership of Uba Ahmed Nana as timely and it’s the best thing to do by genuine leaders of the party at this critical moment where some agents of the PDP in our midst are scheming to submerge the APC, and we can’t allow the wolves in sheep’s clothing to destroyed the laid down legacies of Governor Abubakar.’’
He further lamented that, ‘’those seeking to contest against Governor Abubakar, opposing the indirect primaries, and adoption of duos of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Abubakar as the party’s sole candidates in the upcoming primary elections are agents of destruction and should not in any way allow to succeed in their evil agenda.’’
Recall that, after the recommendation by the national leadership of the APC that all primaries should be by direct system but states chapters are prerogative to adopt indirect primaries, the Bauchi State Chapter of the party in a resolution of a motion moved by Hon. Adamu Bello Giade and seconded by Hon. Umar Nabayi has adopted to use indirect primaries and subsequently the party took a decision and endorsed President Buhari and Governor Abubakar as their presidential and gubernatorial candidates for the 2019 general elections.