Contrary to the permutations ahead of the 2023 general election indicating that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may lose its grip on power, the Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has predicted that the party would win the elections with a margin of 30 million votes.
The governor said considering the massive registration of APC members across the country during the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise, even if only 70 per cent of those registered came to vote in the forthcoming polls, the party is sure of getting 30 million votes.
Masari, who spoke shortly after receiving the mid-term report of the last local government congress of the party from the National Working Committee headed by Aliyu Kumo at the Government House, Wednesday night, said APC was laying a solid foundation ahead of the 2023 elections.
He said: “APC has done well all over the country and we are going back for state congresses and finally we cap it to the national convention that would produce elected leaders of the party.
“We are laying a solid foundation for APC, preparing it for 2023 elections which I hope APC would win by a wide margin, because if we took the registration of members of the APC even if 70 per cent of those who registered came out to vote for APC, APC is sure of getting close to 30 million votes.”
According to the governor, “So we can say that success is only a short distance from us. We will be there and we will achieve it.”
He explained that APC in the state adopted consensus for the just concluded ward and local government congresses held across the 34 local government areas and 361 political wards of the state after a unanimous decision taken during APC stakeholders’ meeting in the state.
He, however, commended journalists in the state, particularly members of the correspondent’s chapel, for their foresight, effective and balance reportage and called for the sustainability of the tempo.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Local Government Congress, Kumo, described the congress of the party as a huge success, stressing that there was no parallel congress or skirmishes anywhere in the state.