By AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The ordinary people of Bauchi State, as well as its entire citizens stand to gain a lot if the gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Ambassador Shaibu Ahmed Adamu emerges winner of the March 2, 2019 polls.
NNPP Bauchi State chairman, Engineer Mohammed Barde expressed this when the campaign train of the party hit Miya Town in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state on Sunday.
“Ambassador Ahmed Adamu is trustworthy, transparent and committed to people oriented programmes.
“His served as accountant general of Bauchi State for 20 years, but never corruptly enriched himself, leaving behind only one house when he died.
“Our candidate is clean, there is no single criminal record anywhere against him, at EFCC, police or any law enforcement agency,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that they have gone to the grassroots during their campaign tours and are saddened about the conditions of the people.
“We have gone round and seen that our people are really suffering. We have been to communities where they use donkeys to draw water from wells, without roads, electricity or pipe borne water,” he added.
The NNPP Cgairman said that Bauchi deserves better and Ambassador Ahmed Adamu is the credible alternative they are offering to their people.
He lamented the high rate of unemployment ravaging the youth in the state, assuring that with NNPP in power, it would become a thing of the best.
On the unique selling point of their candidate, he said in fairness and equity, their party is for the first time, taking a shot at the governorship of the state with a candidate from a zone different from the one that has been in power for 20 years.
“Bauchi South Senatorial Zone has been in power since 1999, making it a total of 20 years. Our party fielded Ambassador Shuaibu Ahmed Adamu who is from the Bauchi Central Zone, a first shot from the zone at governorship,” he added.
He said only their party candidate emerged through credible primaries, adding that the incumbent governor of the state, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar is unpopular and his regime is not being enjoyed by any section of the state.
“Ambassador Ahmed Adamu is the credible alternative we are offering to our people,” he assured.
The Hakimin Miya, Alhaji Suleiman Yakubu said that as a traditional leader, he was not intending to say anything, but would bless the candidates and they would be on their way.
He said that he has a lot of kinsmen gunning for several positions in 2019, while praying that anyone that has genuine intentions to serve the people will be granted victory by God Almighty.
He wished all the party’s candidates success in the forthcoming polls, while praying to God that the polls are held peacefully and successfully across the state and Nigeria.