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APC will win governorship seat in 28 states—Lawan



Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan has said that the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC will win not less than 28 states in the Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections.

This was even as his predecessor, Senator David Mark has urged stakeholders in the electioneering process to guide against any form of malpractices so that the results will reflect the wishes of the people.

Lawan made the prediction while responding to questions from journalists at the Katuzu ward polling unit in Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State after casting his votes.

The Senate President, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, said: “We are in control of the National Assembly. We have won the Presidency. We are going to win nothing less than 28 states at the end of this election.”

He said the APC currently controls 21 of the 36 states and had an outright win in 12 states during the last Presidential vote.

Lawan said the APC and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari as well as the ninth National Assembly deserved some credit for the improvement witnessed in the country’s electoral process.

He said: “The APC and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari deserve credit that we have allowed the process to be entirely determined by the guidelines and regulations of INEC. We don’t use our incumbency factor to stop other political parties or opposition from winning in areas that are strong APC enclaves.

“The ninth National Assembly also deserves credit for passing a law that has made the process of our elections better.

“I think there is still room for improvement but kudos to the ninth National Assembly for producing an Electoral Act that is giving more roles to technology to decide and influence the outcome of our elections rather than some kind of fraud.”

Commenting on the electoral process of Saturday, the Senate President said he was “happy that the BVAS is working here. I’m yet to hear any report about the failure of the process anywhere in my Local Government so far.”

Also answering questions from journalists after casting his vote along with his wife, Helen, in Otukpo, Benue state, Senator Mark urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and security operatives to ensure that the results represent the votes cast by the electorate.

The former Senate President noted in a statement by his Special Adviser, Paul Mumeh that the process has been peaceful so far pointing out that “a peaceful election is the desire of all Nigerians to usher in a new administration seamlessly.”

He said: “So far, the process has been smooth and orderly here in my area. I hope the process will continue seamlessly throughout the country.”

The frontline People’s Democratic Party, PDP leader added that a free and fair election would guarantee a peaceful society which would ultimately engender progress in the country.

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