Senate President Optimistic Of APC Victory

By Edwin Akwueh, Abuja

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan is optimistic that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC will win not less than 28 States in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Senator Lawan predicted this while responding to questions from journalists at the Katuzu ward polling unit in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State after casting his votes.

The Senate President said: “We are in control of the National Assembly. We have won the Presidency. We are going to win nothing less than 28 states at the end of this election.”

He said the APC currently controls 21 of the 36 states and had an outright win in 12 states during the last Presidential vote.

Senator Lawan said the APC and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as the ninth National Assembly, deserve some credit for the improvement witnessed in the country’s electoral process.

The Senate President said; “the APC and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari deserve the credit that we have allowed the process to be entirely determined by the guidelines and regulations of INEC. We don’t use our incumbency factor to stop other political parties or opposition from winning in areas that are strong APC enclaves.

“The ninth National Assembly also deserves credit for passing a law that has made the process of our elections better.

“I think there is still room for improvement but kudos to the ninth National Assembly for producing an Electoral Act that is giving more roles to technology to decide and influence the outcome of our elections rather than some kind of fraud.”

In response to the electoral process of Saturday, the Senate President said; ”I am happy that the BVAS is working here. I’m yet to hear any report about the failure of the process anywhere in my Local Government so far. So this is impressive.”




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