President Muhammadu Buhari has advised elected leaders to respect the voters and make them feel important or they would mess them up in elections.
“Respect the voters and make them feel important. If you don’t, they will wait in ambush for you in the next election.
“Depending on how you deal with them, they will keep you in office, or they will send you packing.”
The President spoke today, February 27, when he received in audience in his Daura, Katsina State country home, winners of the Senate and House of Representatives elected to represent the Daura zone.
He congratulated the Senator-elect, Nasiru Sani who obtained 174,062 votes, to beat the incumbent, Senator Ahmed Babba Kaita who had defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following his defeat in the primary elections.
President Buhari also welcomed the election of Alhaji Aminu Jamo, House of Representatives member-elect for Daura/Sandamu/Mai Adua Federal Constituency who defeated his PDP opponent by more than 10,000 votes.
The President said that doors are opened to welcome elected leaders in the ongoing election, who perform well in the process.
The National Legal Adviser of the APC, Barrister Ahmed El-Marzuq, who led the elected representatives, said that success of the party was due to progress recorded in the Senatorial zone under the Buhari presidency.
El-Marzuq cited several projects, which he said had enhanced education, entrepreneurship, social development and the development of human capital in the area.