Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, representing the Nasarawa-South senatorial district in the National Assembly, has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) not to underrate other political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Al-Makura said the 2023 elections would be tough with the introduction of an electronic voting system by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The federal lawmaker stated this during the party’s stakeholders meeting convened by Governor Abdullahi Sule at the Government House, Lafia, the state capital.
The former Nasarawa State governor said the APC must work hard if the party must capture power at all levels, as the 2023 contest will not be a walkover.
He said, “The 2023 election will not be easy, let’s not take for granted that everything is going for us. We have to get up and do the right thing, especially with the change in the electoral process.
“The Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) that has gone scientific and full proof, will make us laugh at ourselves at the end of the day, if we don’t take into consideration, some of the basic things that we need to do”, Almakura declared.
While urging Governor Sule to create a soft-landing political space for some of the aspirants that resigned their positions and contested but lost during the primaries, the lawmaker also urged the aspirants, as committed members of the APC, to consider and sacrifice for the good of the party.