By; MOHAMMED KAWU, Bauchi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Bauchi State have adopted President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar as presidential and gubernatorial candidates in the 2019 general elections.
The stakeholders who took this decision at a special stakeholders’ meeting in Bauchi, also reaffirmed their adoption of indirect primaries in selecting candidates for the 2019 general elections.
The stakeholders passed a resolution adopting President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar as presidential and gubernatorial candidates of the party respectively.
“The decision becomes necessary in view of the massive infrastructural development, stability of the nation and Bauchi State, improved security and prudent management of resources that have been witnessed under these great leaders”, said stakeholders.
They explained that the APC governments have introduced good policies that have positively touched the life of the common man, which the people have been yearning since the return of democracy in 1999.
The party stakeholders further explained that Nigerians and people of Bauchi State are satisfied with the commitment of the president and the governor in combating insurgency and other criminal activities.
They also reaffirmed the resolution they passed earlier in the month, adopting indirect primary elections, citing insecurity, high cost and crowd management as factors against direct primary elections.
In a remark, the state deputy governor, Architect Audu Sule Katagum who led the meeting, stressed that all those seeking elective positions must reach out to the electorate who take final decisions, maintaining that Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar have no anointed candidates.
Arc. Abdu Sule Katagum however warned against vote buying, saying the party is working out ways of checking electoral fraud during the conduct of primaries.
The State APC Chairman, Ahmed Uba Nana, party executives, as well as state and national assembly members were among those that attended the meeting.