It’s barely four days to the scheduled September 29 gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressive Congress in Bauchi State, the three other aspirants challenging the incumbent, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar in the primaries are facing an enduring opposition from different groups in the state.
All Progressive Congress youth’s group under the umbrella of the Bauchi APC Youths for Transparency has described the media rantings by Ali Pate, Bala Jibrin, and Yakubu Lame as fear of an imminent defeat. In his statement, the chairman of the group, Comrade Yusuf Usman said, those against the second term bid of Governor Abubakar are selfish and lightweight politicians who have unfortunately chosen to play politics in the media from their comfort zones in Abuja than facing the cogent reality here in the state.
‘’Politics has gone far beyond sitting in faraway Abuja mouthing and enunciating about mandate of the good people of Bauchi State. It’s an undeniable fact, those against the second term bid of Governor Abubakar are selfish and lightweight politicians that doesn’t have any political capital in the state and none of them will deliver even his ward let alone the entire Bauchi State and releasing press statements would not in any way change or turnaround the earlier decision of the Bauchi APC of adopting indirect primaries and endorsing Governor Abubakar as the party’s sole candidate.’’
While reacting on the alleged alteration and manipulation of the delegate list, Usman has this to say, ‘’It’s really laughable for someone who doesn’t know the prospective delegates at the first place to have alleged the alteration of the list, as far as the APC is concern in Bauchi State, indirect primaries is the only option and Governor Abubakar is our sole candidate and his starling performances and wider acceptability is matchless to any other person.’’
Recall that, discordant tunes, accusation and counter accusations have followed the adoption of indirect primaries by the state chapter of the APC and subsequent endorsement of incumbent Governor Abubakar as the party’s sole candidate.