Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to vote massively for the All Progressives Congress (APC) all through in the next general election because president Muhammadu Buhari is committed to the development of Nigeria.
The vice president, who was the special guest of honour at the official flag off of Niger State governor, Abubakar Sani Bello’s second term bid campaign, stated that the governor deserved a second term because of his performance.
Osinbajo stated that, the governor was hard working and committed enough to deserve a second term while urging the electorates to “vote APC from top to bottom and bottom to top, for the APC government to continue to deliver the best and solve the teething problems of the country.”
He assured Nigerians that if President Buhari is reelected for the next four years, Nigeria and Nigerians will be better, saying that already for Niger State, the Baro Port has been completed while works are on going on some federal roads in the state.
The vice president stated that Niger State has the potential to be viable, affirming that if the governor is voted in for second term, he has the capacity and potential to do better as one of the best governors in the country.
Also speaking at the flag off, the minister of Transport and director general, Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated that the action plan for railway from Lagos to Kano would pass through Niger State.
He disclosed that the Baro Inland Port would soon be commissioned even as other developmental plans are underway for Niger State and therefore urged the people to vote massively for APC instead of the party that had failed them in the past.
Amaechi stated that the people should not allow those who allegedly pilfered the commonwealth in the past to be given the same opportunity as they have proven that they cannot be trusted, saying that the next election should not be taken for granted because it will be a battle between the rich and the poor.
In his speech, the governor of Niger State reiterated the admonition of the vice president as he urged the electorates to vote the party at all levels promising that he would continue to be committed to the development of Niger State.
The chairman of APC, Niger State, Engr Mohammad Jibril Imam, announced the defection of the former deputy governor and Ambassador to South Africa, Ambassador Ahmed Musa Ibeto and some others back to APC.
Ibeto, last year, defected to PDP to pursue his governorship ambition but was defeated by Umar Nasko, barely five months after his defection, he has returned to APC.
Ibeto, who spoke on behalf of other defectors, stated that the APC did it in 2015 and will repeat the same feat in the forthcoming election and therefore sought for support for the party.