By: HABU MAISHANU, Dutse
The chairman, All Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) Jigawa State chapter, Aminu Sani Gumel has said that the association endorses the President’s declaration for recontesting in 2019, describing the statement as the happiest moment for Nigerians which they are eager to hear.
Sani said that, the declaration is long over due as Nigerians have been expecting such good news from Mr President, even though, President Buhari followed the right channel before the declaration, the president’s statement has now shaped the political atmosphere in the country.
Mr. Sani spoke to journalists at the Government House, Dutse, after eight hours close door meeting with Governor Badaru and all 27 local councils chairmen and APC chairmen in the state.
Mr. Sani who is also the council Chairman of Gumel Local Government also stated that, the declaration makes the ruling All Progressives Congress and the opposition PDP to strengthen their efforts towards 2019.
“Before the declaration, Nigerians were eager to know whether he will seek reelection or not.
“ALGON in Jigawa are solely with President Buhari judging by his performance in anti corruption war, insecurity, and revamping the economy after being battered by the PDP,” said Mr Sani.
“The Local Governments are more closer to the people. With this declaration, we will make sure the people at the grassroots are mobilised to support President Buhari in 2019.
Jigawa ALGON’s support declaration came the same day with Archbishop Justin Welby support to the President’s decision in London, where he was quoted to have said, “you have my best wishes on your recent declaration. We are neural as a Church, but we will pray for you. Great statesmen are those who run for the good of their country.
The stance of the ALGON in Jigawa indicates that Governor Badaru has proved to his political adversaries in the state that, he is with the President contrary to their claims that, the governor just pretends to be with the president.