A member of the House of Representatives, Babangida Ibrahim, who represents the Malumfashi/Kafur Federal Constituency in Katsina State, has stated that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, will lose in the home state of the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in the 2023 presidential election.
He stated this during an interview with The PUNCH on Friday.
According to him, Tinubu and the APC should not expect a block vote from the North-West geopolitical zone in 2023.
“Let me be very honest with you; when you are doing political analysis, you have to be very objective. I come from Katsina State and you know that Katsina State is the state of Mr President. Katsina State has been APC all along until during the primaries when the party could not manage itself; when due process was not followed and there was a lot of dissatisfaction by the majority of members within my state.
“That was the reason why most of us pulled out of the party. I can assure you, I don’t want to exaggerate, but the APC is coming third in Katsina, struggling to meet up”. He said.
Ibrahim, who recently defected from the APC to the New Nigeria Peoples Party, also stated that the Presidential Candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, will not step down for any presidential candidate.
“Let me tell you what people don’t understand about politics; when you say ‘I step down for you,’ I will step down for somebody that is better qualified than me. I have done this analysis, not once, not twice; pick all the presidential candidates – all of them, put them together at a table and pick them one by one. None of them has the antecedent of Kwankwaso.” He said.