By Abimbola Ogunnaike
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has called on people of Yobe State to give All Progressive Congress (APC) at least 1.2 million votes in the 2023 elections.
Lawan made the call at a fund raising ceremony organized by Yobe State APC Campaign Council in Damaturu, the state capital on Thursday, 16 January, 2023, adding that the state is known to be a guaranteed vote basket for the APC.
“We want to compete with every State in this country as far as votes for the APC is concerned. We have the people. We have the will and we have our way by the grace of God to vote for all our candidates from the top to the bottom,” the nation’s chief lawmaker said.
According to him, the State was on the trajectory of development, saying that the State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has done extremely well and he can do better when he takes the mantle of the governorship for the second term”, just as he also said that Senator Ibrahim Gaidam built some foundations before the present administration in the State took over.
According to Lawan, the effort to raise funds is simply to finance logistical support for the elections, adding that, “We are targeting 1.2 million votes for our president and nothing less than 1.2 million for our governorship and deputy governorship candidate in the State.”
The Director General, Yobe State APC Campaign Council, Sen. Mohammed Hassan announced that N2.2 billion was realized at the fund raising ceremony, with the chief launcher, Muhammad Auwal Lawan, as well as Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu and Dahiru Mangal among other friends of the State, topping the list of donors.