Govs to shut out some politi­cians in 2019 — Sen Wak­ili

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - From Balarabe Alka­s­sim, Bauchi

Sen­a­tor Ali Wak­ili (APC, Bauchi South) has al­leged that what tran­spired in many states dur­ing the re­cent del­e­gates’ elec­tion of the APC is an in­di­ca­tion of what will hap­pen in 2019.

Speak­ing in an in­ter­view with jour­nal­ists in Bauchi, at the week­end, Wak­ili said many APC state gover­nors and ‘com­pro­mised party lead­er­ship’ mo­nop­o­lised the process, side­lined peo­ple who op­posed their un­pop­u­lar poli­cies in their states and chose un­pop­u­lar del­e­gates.

“Most of these gover­nors feel they would shut some of us out in 2019, but they don’t have that ca­pac­ity be­cause the sit­u­a­tion has changed.

“You see, if you shut me out, you will lose be­cause peo­ple are go­ing to vote in­di­vid­u­als now; they are go­ing to make sure that they make the best of choice,” he said.

He said in­stead of a gover­nor fight­ing a law­maker in his state, he should rather de­liver div­i­dends of democ­racy to the peo­ple.

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