Dr Mohammed Santuraki, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, has mentioned whether or not the ruling birthday celebration admits it or now not, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is a “formidable opponent”.
He additionally advised the APC to place its space to be able to emerge victorious within the 2019 common election.
He mentioned this when he spoke with NAN in Suleja, Niger State on Saturday.
Santuraki additionally advised the birthday celebration to handle the problems associated with the primaries to make sure that the APC remains united.
His phrases: “Whether we wish to admit or now not, the presidential candidate that the principle opposition birthday celebration, the PDP, settled for is a powerful opponent, even though now not a reputable 1.
“Within every week of rising because the presidential flag bearer, he appointed his campaign team and named his operating mate. This to me signifies a miles wanted sense of urgency. We, in APC should reply in like method. The clock is ticking. We should push the button.”
Speaking at the disagreements inside the birthday celebration, he highlighted the stairs taken to handle them and counseled the birthday celebration’s management for its efforts.
He mentioned: “I’m glad to notice that 10 lengthy days after the October two number one elections in Niger, higher judgement ultimately prevailed. Agreed, it used to be a decision between a rock and a difficult position, but it surely shouldn’t were a hard selection.
“While the election effects had been adjudged incomplete, incorrect and inconclusive in Zone A, and the consequences additionally contested within the different zones, a better stage of injustice would were perpetrated if the tickets had been auto-awarded to the incumbents.
“It is commendable that the nationwide chairman in any case authorized a extra logical reasoning via awarding the victory to the presumed winners of the elections.
“I congratulate and thank Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the senatorial aspirants, the elders and other APC stakeholders for their resolute stand on the side of our people, for fairness throughout this process. I firmly believe that a flawed democratic process is better than outright dictatorship.”