Bauchi 50 Ex- Commissioners Roots For APC Guber Success

By Khalid Idris Doya

A number of 50 former commissioners in Bauchi state have enlisted to work for the success of the All Progressives Congress APC candidate, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

The commissioners led by Ibrahim Aminu, former Commissioner for Higher Education during the Isa Yuguda Administration, told a press conference in Bauchi Monday that the 50 of them were drawn from the past civilian administrations in the state.

Aminu explained that the enlisted ex-commissioners are dissatisfied with the performance of the increment governor Senator Bala Mohammed, hence their decision to team up to ensure the success of the APC Gubernatorial candidate as the next governor of the stats.

According to him, the ex-commissioners met severally before  they unanimously endorsed the APC gubernatorial candidate, Ambassador Sadique Abubakar.

“These cream of citizens have met severally and today met with His Excellency Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (retired) to buttress our support for his mission to become the next governor of Bauchi State.

“We are committed for this cause and we want to say that all of us will go back to our constituencies towns and villages to mobilize our citizens to come out en-mass to vote Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar into the Government House”.

“We also resolved to also go round and see the conduct of the election so that we will not be shortchanged. We want to see that everyone comes out and every body actively participate in the election without being shortchanged by anybody.

“We are also together to make sure that nobody threatens us, we will not be deterred by any person or group of persons to make sure we did not participate in the election.

“We are also urging the entire citizens of Bauchi State to come out en-masse  and participate and elect Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar.

“We have gone round the state and everyone of us will go back to their constituencies and remain there until voting and counting and also go to  the ward and local governments collation centres as well as INEC office to make sure that everybody’s vote counts.”

Aminu assured that the Ex-commissioners were committed  to peace to reign throughout the election. He said the former commissioners pitched their tents with the APC candidate because the incumbent governor had fail.

“For example if you go to Sa’adu Zungur Primary School now, it has become a shadow of its self. Go to many hospitals  in the state now there is shortage of drugs, and personnel,” he lamented.

Aminu said many primary healthcare centres in rural areas are in terrible stage saying the situation has led to loss of so many women during delivery, “Many communities have no water and even the Fulani have no earth dams,” he said.

“The state of the economy is in comatose. Salaries, we are all aware of what is happening, most of us here are former commisioners are retired and the pensions are hardly paid as at when due and  names are being selected. 

“Even the salaries names are selected and up till today salary and pension matters still hang in the balance.”

The former Commissioners, he said, have signed up resolved to be committed to ensuring full support for the APC candidate from house to house and up to the polling units.

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