- Honourable Maryam Garba Bagel said she was happy President Buhari is recontesting in 2019
- The lawmaker said Nigerians would soon start feeling change
- She said the APC was till the best party for Nigerians
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been described by Honourable Maryam Garba Bagel as the best party. She said its worst form is still better than any of the previous governments.
In an interview with Tribune, the only female member of the Bauchi state House of Assembly representing Dass constituency said she was happy President Muhammadu Buhari declared his intention to run again.
Bagel said she was optimistic that by the end of his second term in office, many Nigerians would start feeling the effect of his positive change.
She said: “I am very happy that the President declared to contest again. I am sure before the end of his second tenure, Nigerians will start to witness the positive effects of the changes and reforms he made. If we will speak without sentiment, we will all agree that four years is not enough to witness significant changes. Strategies are implemented over a long period of at least five years under any circumstances and its result doesn’t come in a short time.
“The worst APC government under any circumstances is better than any of the previous government. The APC is not bad as a political party. I am confident that the APC has not failed at all especially at the federal level and in many states of the federation."
On the call for more youths to be given opportunities in politics, the lawmaker said: “I am a great supporter of the youth to run advocacy and I supported the ‘Not too young to run’ bill when it was brought to the state assemblies. It was unfortunate that it didn’t see the light of the day. I will continue to advocate for it until it eventually becomes a reality in not too distant future."
Meanwhile, those who are already eyeing the presidential seat in 2019 must have to wait till 2023, a former military governor of Plateau state, retired Major-General Aliyu Adu Umar Kama, has said adding that there is no vacancy in Aso Rock.
Kama, an indigene of Adamawa state where Atiku Abubakar hails from, was reported as saying there was no wacuum in Aso Rock for now.
Daily Independent reports Kama as saying it would be foolhardy for anyone irrespective of his political inclinations to want to contest against President Buhari.
Kama said this in Abuja during the Hoba Community grand reception for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, by the elders’ council.
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