By Mohammed kaka Misau, Bauchi
A group known as All Progressive Coalition Network (APC-Network) has called on the Nigeria’s president of the Senate, Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Lawal to run for the country’s number one seat in order further help the country move forward.
The Bauchi state Chapter chairman of the group, Hon. Adamu Zailani made the call during an event held on Sunday in the state to honor the Senate President over his numerous achievements and contributions to the development of the country.
Hon Zailani maintained that such achievements recorded by Dr. Lawan even before he became the Senate president as well as his contributions towards the development of the country need not to go unnoticed.
He said the Coalition was established with the purpose of uniting and reconciling members of the party who felt aggrived after the general elections with a view to delivering the needed dividends of democracy to the people.
According to Zailani, the structure of the group cut across the 774 local government areas of the country with 20 local government co-ordinators and 323 ward co-ordinators across the country.
He said that the Coalition intends to thoroughly scrutinize all the aspirants under the All Progressives Congress in order to support credible ones among them.
Hon. Zailani who said the outstanding performance of the Senate president at various positions he held stands him high among his peers, opined that he is capable of handling the affairs of the country very well if given the mandate.
The chairman of the Coalition who noted that since the return of democracy in 1999, only Ahmed Lawal was opportuned to be elected as senate president from the North East.
“After the demise of the eventful days of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the emergence of Dr. Lawan at the helms of affairs in recent times is therefore one if the devine revelations on the country that its future is brighter”, the Coalition Chairman said.
“It was during his time that local government autonomy was actualized. I therefore, call on the authorities concerned to ensure its implimentation to enable Nigerians at the local government levels enjoy the full dividends of democracy”, he added.
The Coalition which opined that the numerous efforts of the Senate president should be reciprocated to the benefit of the common man, called on businessmen and the general public to support him.
In his goodwill message, the former Chairman of Bauchi local government area, Alhaji Abdu Chinade, commended the Coalition for recognizing credible leaders such as the Senate President for honor.
Represented by the Galambi/Gwaskaram ward Chairman of the APC, the former LG Chairman calls on the people of Nigeria to support the Senate president.