Hon. Bappah is a true democrat, he’ll bring dividends of democracy to Misau, Dambam -Katukan Misau
By Mohammed Kaka Misau
A Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Alhaji Babangida Ahmed has described the party’s candidate for Misau/Dambam federal constituency, Hon. Bappah Aliyu Misau as ‘a true democrat whose election in 2023 will usher-in the needed dividends of democracy to the benefit of the citizens.
Alhaji Babangida who also hold the traditional title of Katukan Misau made this known on Saturday while addressing stakeholders at a meeting organized by a socio political organization to sensitize members of the public on the need for voting credible persons as leaders in Misau and Dambam LGAs of Bauchi.
“Bappah Aliyu has an agenda which has been in his heart even before he ventured into politics. His intention is to help the youth go to school, he always want to see that the youth are gainfully employed after graduation”, Alhaji Babangida said.
Alhaji Babangida who identified the inability of the electorates to vote for grassroot politicians like Hon Bappah as part of the reasons dividends of democracy has eluded the constituency, assured that if elected as house of representatives member in 2023, Misau and Dambam local government areas would witness a lot of positive changes.
He said that political issues that concerns Misau and Dambam federal constituency were thoroughly discussed during the meeting, adding that the aspiration of Hon Bappah Aliyu Misau for Misau/Dambam federal constituency were looked into and why the people of the area wants him to represent them at the national assembly.
“I took time to explain to the people that all the challenges we are facing today politically is as result of electing people that are not politicians. If you don’t vote for a grassroot politicians to represent you, you are in trouble because he wouldn’t know your problems for him to address them, he only got an opportunity”, Alhaji Babangida said.
“That is why we are calling on the people of Misau and Dambam to vote for Bappah Aliyu Misau, he is an astute and grassroot politician who knows what his people need and he respects the people. That’s why we insisted that he should come and contest for the position of house of representatives”, he added.
According to Alhaji Babangida, if voted in 2023, Hon. Bappah will ensure that the children of the less privileged in the society goes back to school to acquire knowledge in the various higher institutions across the country and will also ensure that they are gainfully employed after graduation.
He said by taking the youth off the streets, educating them and creating job opportunities for them, youth restiveness would drastically reduced if not eliminated.
“When you take them off the streets to school and give them jobs after graduation, I think the problems of theft, youth restiveness and gangsterism as well involvement in other social vices will reduce in the the society, and that forms part of the reasons we are calling on the people of Misau and Dambam to vote for Hon Bappah Aliyu Misau as their representative come 2023”, the PDP Chieftain said.
“We felt Bappah Aliyu Misau is qualified, capable and competent enough to run for the seat due to his popularity and his fearless disposition to political issues and his selflessness, a person who is not after personal interest but interest of the general public”, he said.
The Katukan Misau said that during the meeting, stakeholders and the entire people of Bauchi state were called upon to continue to give governor Bala Mohammed of the state the needed support and prayers for him to succeed in his administration’s quest of repositioning the state.
“We called on the good citizens of the state to continue to support him on the laudable projects he is executing across the state and we also pleaded with the people to support his second term ambition to enable him continue and complete the good works he has started for the progress of Bauchi state”, Alhaji Babangida said.
Alhaji Babangida also reminded the governor on his campaign promises at Zadawa town of Misau local government area where he said that the Governor promised them three things.
“One of the the three promises is, he promised that from the park to Kofar fada to school area he will construct a two kilometers of road for them. In Zadawa there is no single tarred road, no drainage, they are bedeviled by myriads of challenges occasioned by lack of good road network and drainage where they always experience flooding”, Babangida added.
He further explained that the governor had during his 2019 electioneering campaigns, pledged to renovate the palace of Zadawa Village head in addition to earth dam to enable them embark on dry season farming to boost their economic status.
“So, I used the occasion to remind His Excellency about the three promises he made during his campaign in Zadawa so that at least even if he can fulfill one or two out of them, we will appreciate because we are facing another season of election ahead 2023. This will give us the courage to stand before the people of Zadawa and speak to them again regarding his second term bid”, he said.
According to him, during the meeting, he used the occasion to appeal to the governor to look into the plights of the people of Gwaram Takari of Misau who are seriously threatened by erosion.
“As I am talking to you now, the erosion has washed out roads, farmlands and is fast approaching to the residential areas such that if quick measures are not taken, once there is heavy downpour, it will cause serious havoc on their houses, thereby rendering them homeless. So, we are pleading with the governor to look into the plights of the people of Gwaram Takari by sending experts to look at the problem with a view to addressing it”, Alhaji Babangida pleaded.
While appealing to Governor Bala Mohammed to construct road from Akuyam through to Gwaram, Hardawa and Zadawa and , Babangida said that the road when constructed will improve the economic condition of the communities around the areas.
On the empowerment programme of the governor, Babangida who recalled that the governor was in Misau some time a go to Flagg off the distribution of the empowerment packages to thousands of beneficiaries, pleaded with him to look into the condition of the roads that were constructed in Misau town during the immediate past adminstration of Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.
“These roads were badly constructed and are now dilapidated and in a state of total disrepair, the roads have become unmotorable, most especially when it rains. So, we are appealing to Governor Bala Mohammed to please intervene and safe us. He should also look at the road from water board to Idi through Yarima Babayo’s resident which was constructed since the administration of Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu when Bappah Aliyu Misau was a member in the Bauchi state assembly”, he said.
Alhaji Babangida who commended the governor for awarding Marshal road rehabilitation contract further thanked him for appointing a district head in Akuyam which he described as a progress.
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