PRESIDENTIAL POLLS I DON'T FORESEE RUN-OFF- MARWA
The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Gubernatorial candidate for Adamawa State, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (retd), has said he does not foresee a run-off after Saturday's presidential election.
Speaking with Daily Sun at his residence, GRA, Jimeta-Yola, he was optimistic that the CPC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), would win at the first ballot:
'I do not foresee any run-off. But it is going to be a keen contest between my party's candidate, General Buhari and President Goodluck Jonathan. The acceptance of Buhari by the people across the country is enormous. It is not common within the short time that the CPC came into existence.
'I agree that you cannot use crowds at campaign grounds to gauge your support or acceptance, but you cannot ignore them either. Buhari's crowds are different and unique from any other crowd. Wherever he goes, the crowds are there for him, South, East, West or North. His crowds are not rented crowds. They have passion for him and would vote him in.'
Marwa said Buhari has never been on the zoning side, 'but about the right person to do the job. That is where I belong also.
'We are not looking for a sectional president. People are clamouring for a president that will serve them, not the one that will represent a section of the country. And that is the truth.
'It is not really about where the President is zoned to. It is not about religion, tribe or ethnicity. It is actually about service and nothing more. We should move away from this zoning thing for the sake of the unity of this country.'