Niger 2019: Babangida predicts easy victory for PDP

By Ummi Ismaeel,


The former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), has predicted that the 2019 senatorial election in zone ‘B’ Niger State would be easily won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the crisis-ridden ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).

  He said that the APC appeared to have entangled itself into wobbling traps as if it was under a curse, while urging the opposition, PDP, to work more on sensitizing the electorates to have a landslide victory in next year’s election.

  His words: “The APC in all three tiers of government is still embroiled in crisis that is threatening to completely bring down the party and in next year’s general elections, all that is required by PDP is to step up efforts with fervent prayers to emerge victorious”.

  Babangida made the prediction when he granted audience to the standard bearer of the PDP in next year’s senatorial election, Ibrahim Ishaku (SAN), who emerged the party's flag bearer for Niger-East (zone ‘B’) during last month’s primaries in Niger State.

  The former Nigeria’s military leader was optimistic that Ibrahim Ishaku from Kuta in Shiroro Local Government Area, the first in Niger State indigene to be capped as Senior Advocate of Nigeria, will fill the gap the people of the zone has missed in the past years.

   Ishaku, SAN, had told the former Nigeria’s leader that his visit was to seek for his blessings and endorsement ahead of the flag-off of his electioneering and the general elections coming up next year.

   While introducing members of his campaign organization, Ishaku said that his campaign team was made up of veteran technocrats, administrators, Media practitioners, youth leaders and opinion moulders, who were carefully picked for the job.

The PDP senatorial hopeful enlisted the blessings and prayers of Babangida even as he said that his vision in politics was to impact on the lives of citizens in his senatorial zone through ‘efficient’ representation for the people’s general wellbeing.

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