Bauchi APC Primaries: Gov. Abubakar’s Emergence, Victory Foretold – Says Party Stalwart
Hours after Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar defeated his challengers in the APC primaries with a wide margin, a stalwart of the party in the state, Adamu Abubakar has described the exercise as victory foretold, saying that the Governor Abubakar will no doubt coast to victory in the upcoming general election by defeating his opponent in the other political parties.
According to Abubakar, “What has transpired in the APC’s gubernatorial primary election in Bauchi State is known beforehand event and the same gesture will be replicated in the general election because the performance of Governor Abubakar administration in the last three years is remarkable and we need to consolidate on that. We can never be victims of the paperweight politicians again who had ventured into politics to enrich selves.’’
All efforts by the other three gubernatorial aspirants of the All Progressive Congress to stop the incumbent Bauchi State Governor, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar from clinching his party’s ticket for the second term hit a brick wall and has finally been laid to rest.
Three aspirants, Capt. Bala Jibril, Ali Pate, and Yakubu Lame had insisted on indirect primaries to be conducted in the state and after the exercise and announcement of the result today, the trio suffered a cold sober defeat from the incumbent.
While announcing the results at the APC Secretariat on Tuesday in Bauchi, the Returning Officer of the Primary election, Prof. Ahmed Bakori Mohammed, said the incumbent governor got a total of 75,086 votes to beat three other aspirants.
And his closest contender, Yakubu Lame got 3, 988 votes, Ali Pate, 2,886 and Bala Jibrin 2,539 votes respectively.