By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, yesterday said it is not everyone that buys the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the All Progressive Congress (APC) that should be taken serious, even though he said the more the merrier is the interest in politics.
Speaking with journalists at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Abuja, when he submitted his forms for re-election as Nasarawa Governor to the party, Sule said the increasing number of aspirants queuing to purchase APC forms is a proof to the world how exciting the platform is despite criticism from opposition.
According to him, “I think the more people that are showing interest the more it is proving to the world how exciting the party is. Whatever that is good would attract people. There are so many other parties that don’t even have anybody that is purchasing form apart from the two political parties we have.
“In fact, if you have one thousand people who are showing interest, it clearly shows that at the end of the day, we will select the best. So, it is not everyone that bought a form that is going to be seen as anything serious. And I think the more the more the merriar that are showing interest to buy our form, which is the most expensive.
“So, at the end, you are saying somany people are saying which means we are the party to beat, we are the party of excitement, we are the party of attraction that is the reason why you are seeing that.”
At this juncture, he denied the claims by his opponents that he had promised to spend only one tenure if elected Governor, saying he never said such.
“I never said that I am coming out for only first term. And let me use the opportunity in the national television to clarify that what happened was that the same opposition that are showing interest actually send someone to ask me that what will be my reaction about people who are calling me one term and I said to them, if God Almighty makes it one term. I, Abdullahi Sule, would be more than happy to spend my one term and go back.
“So, what they did was to pick it exactly where I said to start my one term because they are afraid. They should not be afraid of Abdullahi Sule, they should come in and make it one term. It is not too late. They should come and beat me at the polls and make it the one term.”
Meanwhile, the Governor said the withdrawal affidavit form in circulation which the party is alleged to be planning to use to force aspirants to step down should be carefully studied by aspirants, even as he said the form required explanation.