By Abbas Gungura, Bauchi
Alhaji Ahmed Shuaibu popularly known as Rabagardana, has made his intention known to contest for the seat of Bauchi South Senate in the 2023 election.
Ahmed who was in 2007 gubernatorial aspirant under PDP in Bauchi, announced his decision to contest for Senate instead of governorship seat recently in Bauchi when he addressed newsmen in his residence.
He said his decision to contest is to answer the clarion call from thousands of his supporters as the most experienced politician among all the aspirants and one presently serving the Zone under APC to enable him give the Zone the kind of representation they are lacking for as senator.
“My decision to contest the senate seat is driven by concern for the youth, women and to seek a clearer alternative to the status quo that would tackle challenges currently facing the State and nation, in Bauchi our governor is changing the narratives in the state through the execution of developmental projects in the area of road, health care delivery, education, agriculture, and provision of essential social services required by Bauchi people , his performance was excellent but he need support at the National Assembly”.
Shuaibu said , he will not run for the office of the governor now because he is satisfied with the performance of the present Bauchi Governor. Adding that the way he is transforming the State is wonderful.
He said the reason why he contested for the office of the Governor in the past was because he feels Bauchi is not getting the development is supposed to get from the previous administrations but within two years of Governor Bala Mohammed he had proven to be the genuine son of the soil through his numerous achievements.
He said the governor is doing his best in the area of Security for all citizens, war against poverty: skills development, jobs for youths and innovations that is profitable to the stat, Good governance: inclusive, transparent, effective and accountable, leadership.
He said Governor Bala put his political opponents to shame by opening the state for development and for bringing investors. “I always laughed at his critics because they have nothing to say but try to create diversionary criticism that people of the state are aware its blatant lie since they are seeing the developmental projects in front of their doors physically.”
He urged all supporters of the Governor and the Peoples Democratic Party to help and give the governor the publicity to the numerous projects he is currently executing in the state.
He commended the national Assembly for embarking on constitutional review and urged them to sustain the tempo and the pressure until they succeed despite all odds and challenges, relieving that they will stand on side of justice and equity in the discharge of their national assignment.