Kastina State Governor, Aminu Masari Pledges 2.5 million Votes For Buhari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina state has reportedly pledged 2.5 million votes for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.  Masari made this pledge in Abuja on Thursday, September 13, while answering questions from state house correspondents after a closed-door meeting with Buhari at the presidential villa, THe News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.  According to Masari, the people of Katsina are fully in support of the president and they will continue to support him even after the elections of 2019.  “We expect based on figures coming out of the registered voters to give him nothing less than 70 to 80 per cent,” Masari said. “We don’t have the figures now because they have completed additional registration, we are not talking about the last exercise that led to the election of 2015 and in 2015 he got almost 1.5 million votes from Katsina state. “So we expect by 2019 we will be able to give him additional one million making it not less than 2.5 million votes.”  On the proposed electoral offence commission, Masari said that the commission when operational would help to sanitise and make the elections more credible. The governor, who also gave his opinion on whether states should adopt direct or indirect primaries, said there was nothing contentious about the matter as the constitution of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) was very clear about it.  Masari stated that already the issue had been settled as three states out of the 36 states had chosen the direct primaries.  He said: “It is not a hot cake. First of all, let me say from all the states that we have read and heard, Lagos, Kano and Niger are the only states that have opted for direct primaries in a country of 36 states plus FCT. “I think it shouldn’t be contentious issue. In fact the constitution of the party is very clear, there is nothing contentious in this. “The constitution of the party recognises direct, consensus and indirect primaries, “So which ever method is adopted, nobody is breaching the constitution of the party so what is the big deal about it.’’ 

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