Gombe APC governorship aspirant clamours for direct primaries

Rebecca Mu’azu, Gombe


A Gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Gombe State, Alhaji Abubakar Habu Mu’azu, says he supports all transparent means for the effective conduct of the primary election of the party in the state.

He told journalists in Gombe at the commencement of his campaign at the party’s secretariat in Gombe, that he would however support direct primaries as the best, not only for the president, but for the gubernatorial and other aspirants.

Never be in rancour
Habu Mu’azu said he was confident that if a politician had the grassroots he could not fear anything and that all the candidates and aspirants had to agree to the elections mode to be conducted for the primaries, whether direct or indirect.

“Manipulating direct primaries is a very difficult thing. That is why I told the exco, that if they dare tamper with the results in direct election (somebody wins an election and you turn around to give it to somebody), definitely they will not sleep in their houses. So, there are so many things that politicians will expect. You don’t have to wait until when it happens then you start crying. You have to start crying before the things happen; so that anybody who wants to do abnormal things he will know he is being watched by all of us,” said Habu Mu’azu.

He said he was the person the people of Gombe were looking for to make their lives better, because people at the grassroots were part of his backbone and he intends to go round all 11 local government areas to campaign for their support.

“That is what I am telling people, that I have many things to offer them in their localities and various communities. I have constructed a lot bridges, hospitals and a lot of schools for the people. So, if I can do that with my personal money, imagine what I will do when I become the governor. The sky is our limit, particularly the women. I say women are particularly more trustworthy than men. Women will enjoy more things in my government than men. The key positions will definitely go to women,” Alhaji Mu’azu said.

Habu Mu’azu also says he is concerned about the rumoured price of 22.5 million Naira for governorship aspirants and 55 million for the presidential aspirants of the party, but does not believe it to be true, because the National Working Committee of the APC will meet on Monday, September 3, to decide on the various fees.

Alhaji Abubakar Habu Mu’azu says all aspirants in the party have agreed that the party’s primaries will never be in rancour, irrespective of whoever will emerge as the candidate of choice.

He says all the other seven aspirants had agreed that anyone who wins the primaries will be supported, as long as there would be no irregularities from any quarters.


Lateefah Ibrahim