- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned Nigerians against voting for 'looters' in 2019
- Osinbajo made the disclosure on Thursday, August 9, during APC rally in Kastina
- He said the recent wave of defections from APC was part of desperate move by looters to destabilise the party
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to resist the temptation to return 'looters' to power during the 2019 general elections.
The Sun reports that he explained that the recent wave of defections from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that it was part of a desperate move by certain politicians who looted the nation’s treasury in the past to destabilise the party and stage a comeback.
NAIJ.com gathered that but, according to him “as long as an honest person like Buhari remains in power, there will be no more stealing.”
Osinbajo spoke on Thursday, August 9, in Daura at an APC grand rally for its candidate in Katsina north senatorial by-election holding on Saturday, August 11.
The seat became vacant following the death of Senator Bukar Mustapha in April.
The primary election held recently produced Ahmad Babba Kaita, a serving member of the House of Representatives, (APC Kusada/Ingawa/Kankia federal constituency), as the party’s candidate for the by-election on Saturday, August 11.
The rally which held at the Kangiwa square also had a number of other APC chieftains in attendance.
They included its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Katsina state governor, Aminu Bello Masari, his counterpart from Kano state, Alhaji Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, and the minister of aviation, Hadi Sirika, among several others.
According to Osinbajo, “in spite of the little resources we receive compared to what the past administration got, we have been able to do more for the country since the inception of this government.”
He urged the people of the Daura to vote for the APC candidate on Saturday, “because the north has majority senators at the National Assembly and we want to retain that majority.
“You know that Katsina is the home of Mr. President, it means that a vote for Kaita is a vote for Buhari and you should also vote the APC candidate in memory of the late Mustapha Bukar.”
In his address, Oshiomhole also rallied support for Kaita and for Buhari ahead the 2019 general election.
According to him, “there are thieves in Abuja who are bent on destroying this country but we know that Kaita will not join them when he goes to the Senate.
“The thieves have left the APC but if they had stayed, we would have chased them away.”
Also addressing the rally, Masari said that, “those people troubling Nigeria, those looting the treasury and politicians who do not mean well for this country will not find it easy with Buhari.
“All Buhari’s efforts are aimed at bringing about change in the quality of life for all of us.”
In his remarks, Ganduje said: “the foundation for growth and development of Nigeria was laid here in Daura through the emergence of Buhari as president.
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“If you want to join the moving train, then vote Babba Kaita and don’t join the train of looters.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that ahead of the Kastina north senatorial by-election holding on Saturday, August 11, people turned out en-masse in Daura, President Buhari’s hometown, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ahmed Babba Kaita.
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