2019: APC too greedy, directionless to hold election - Bafarawa

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  • May 15, 2018 - 2 p.m.


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A former governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa, has said the All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government is too directionless and reckless to be entrusted with a crucial national assignment such as a general election.

Bafarawa expressed doubts over the possibility of holding the 2019 general elections, stating that the ruling party was so addicted to power that it cannot concede defeat if it loses.

According to Bafarawa, the problem with the APC is greed. He said leaders of the APC administration were driven by desperation, adding that: “They want to hold on to power at all costs.”

The Governor made this known in a statement, noting: “ If the APC and its government cannot organize a peaceful, fair and credible Congress, how can it hold a general election that will most likely bring about a change of government? An election is a very serious event and a party or a government which cannot deal with its internal issues cannot face the reverberations of a general election.”

He further noted that the insecurity in the country, particularly the wanton killing of people and destruction of property by some people he labeled as agents of darkness were serious pointers to the fact that an election would be a dangerous gamble at this point in time.

The result, he said, is the “deadly struggle that has now manifested in the APC congresses across the country.”

“A government or a party that does not know what internal democracy is all about will not accept the verdict of an election in which it is a loser. I strongly believe that even if an election takes place, the APC government will not accept defeat. It will like to hold on to power. And this will have dangerous consequences for the peace and stability of the country," Bafarawa added.

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