A northern-based human rights activist and the All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Malam Shehu Sani, said on Sunday that Vice President Namadi Sambo’s promise to deliver two million votes from the state to President Goodluck Jonathan in the February 14 presidential election was a “political scam.”
Sani said the Vice President was only deceiving the President with his “wishful promise.”
He asked, “Where will he (Sambo) get the votes from?”
Vice President Sambo had, while collecting his Permanent Voter Card at his ward in Kaduna North Local Government Area in the state capital, had boasted that he would poll two million votes from the electorates for the President in the next month presidential election.
According to the National President of the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, Sambo was only hallucinating, noting that neither President Jonathan nor Governor Yero would win the state in the forthcoming general elections.
Sani, who addressed the leadership of the Kaduna State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers on Sunday in Kaduna, argued that what the vice president did was a “political scam.”
He noted that Sambo had no capacity to deliver Kaduna State to the President.
Insisting that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party would be a thing of the past in the state as from next month, Sani said nobody hated President Jonathan on the basis of religion or region but that the current administration had failed Nigerians.
Sani said, “Imagine the Vice President promising Jonathan two million votes. Where will he get the votes from? Sambo is in Abuja, forgetting there is a day of reckoning. He is now desperately ignoring reality. Whenever he calls people to Abuja to deceive Jonathan, they would wear Jonathan’s clothes, with pictures and portraits. But immediately they move near the Kaduna Toll Gate, they will change their dresses and disassociate themselves from Jonathan.
“Is that not deceit? Why can’t they stand by what they believe in? There are no PDP House of Assembly candidates or others that pair pictures with Jonathan. They erect his billboards and posters in the night, with security (men) watching them. It is deceit. We will defeat them, come February, and install the popular government.
“Nobody is against the PDP or President Jonathan because of religion or region. People are against them because they have failed to deliver. We are tired of lies and deceitful promises.
“They promised to revive our textiles. Till today, there is nothing and the problems persisted. There is no security. There is no cogent plan to tackle unemployment crisis, insecurity, health, education and other critical sectors,” he stated.