Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim, an All Progressives Congress (APC)
lawmaker from Yobe state at the weekend bombed the ruling party,
warning that the APC should not assume it can win the 2019
election even with massive rigging.
The lawmaker, who said that his dreams and hopes for a
progressive nation under APC have been dashed, further warned
that the North East should not be taken for granted that it will
support the ruling party in 2019.
The three term serving senator and former governor of Yobe State
dropped the bombshell against his party and President
Muhammadu Buhari’s candidature during the world- wide Internet
Launch of his book ‘Poorlitics’ and 70th Birthday Celebration held
in Abuja at the weekend.
As we move towards the elections, I have to give a dire warning to
the APC. Things are no longer the way they were in 2015 when we
rode to power on a cloud of euphoria believing that things will
change. Simply put, things have not changed and many things are
worse and the people are bitter. We should not assume that we
can win even with massive rigging.
“There are just certain things that progressive parties do, and must
be seen to do. We must be seen to obey the rule of law. If the
courts rule we must obey. We must respect the separation of
powers and let the legislature make its independent decisions.
The economy has gone down because of our actions and we are
blaming the past too much rather than solving the present
“I am going to give a dire warning. Let the North East not be taken
for granted that we must support APC. Our interest in the North
East has always been progressive and I will personally be watching
for improvements in the APC.