The Senator representing Yobe East Senatorial East and member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bukar Abba Ibrahim has strongly condemned what he he termed President Muhammadu Buhari’s poor performance, lack of accountability and disrespect for the rule of law in the last three years, saying the voters are waiting to punish him for these in the 2019 general elections.
The senator said this atan event marking his 70th birthday and the launch of a book (Poorlitics), which he co-authored at Barcelona Hotel, Abuja.
Mr. Abba Ibrahim said President Buhari deviated from the crucial issues that swept him to power in 2015 and embarked on a government without accountability, which he said could makenNigerians, especially those from the North-East, deny him re-election in a few months’ time.
The former Yobe governor said, “The politics of the North-East has always been different from the politics of the North-West and it was under APC that we all united for the first time,” Mr Abba Ibrahim said at a book launch in Abuja over the weekend. “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.”
“Simply put, things have not changed and many things are getting worse and the people are bitter. We should not assume that we can win even with massive rigging.
“The economy has gone down because of our action and inaction and we are blaming the past too much rather than solving the present problems. I am going to give a dire warning.”
Mr. Abba Ibrahim warned added, “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 required improvements in the APC before the elections.
”Improvements that can guarantee victory such as respecting the rule of law and releasing political prisoners as well as non-selective war against corruption as against one sided witch hunt.”