The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the success it recorded in the bye-elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) this weekend shows that Nigerians trust in President Buhari’s administration.
The party said this in a statement released today by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena that “the All Progressives Congress (APC) hat-trick victories following weekend’s bye-elections for the Katsina North, Bauchi South Senatorial seats, and the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency House of Representatives seat, has again powerfully demonstrated the confidence and trust by our people in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration”.
The APC added, “as a political party, we remain genuinely committed to addressing our challenges, reconcile legitimately aggrieved interests, and emerge as a more united and stronger political fighting force as we face general elections in 2019.”
Also, the APC congratulated its candidates who were victorious in the polls and thanked the electorate for their support. Two of the party’s candidates, Ahmed Babba-Kaita and Lawal Yahaya Gumau, won the senatorial bye-elections in Katsina and Bauchi states respectively, while Haruna Isa won the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency seat in the House of Representatives. The APC, however, suffered defeat in Cross River State. Its candidate for Obudu state constituency bye-election, Adah Ishamali, was defeated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Abbey Ukpukpen.