The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dismissed claims by Senator Abba Bukar Ibrahim that the North East could turn its back on the party and President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming elections, if the party failed to entrench good governance in the region.
National Vice Chairman of the party in the North East, Comrade Mustapha Salihu, told Vanguard in an interview that the claim as enunciated by Senator Ibrahim was his personal opinion, saying the people of the region knew where their hearts laid.
Ibrahim, a three-term governor of Yobe State and a three-term senator had at the launch of his book ‘Poorlitics’ in Abuja on Sunday, given dire warnings to his party.
“As we move towards the elections, I have to give a dire warning to the APC that 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 for better.”
Reacting to the claim Monday, Salihu said: “That is Bukar’s opinion. The people of the North East are aware of the efforts of this government. You are aware that Sambisa forest is twice the size of Belgium.
”The Kala Balge-Gwoza axis is like Togo and Gambia put together. This administration has assisted in recovering all those areas.
”Gone are the days our soldiers were reported to be shying away from the Boko Haram. So, for those of us in the North East, we know who to vote for.”