Paul Orude, Bauchi
A group, Concerned Zungur Galambi Mri Youth, has passed a vote of confidence on Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State pledging to support his re-election bid.
The leader of the group, Usman Yelwa, popularly known as P.A made this known in a press release, made available to newsmen, in Bauchi, on Sunday.
Yelwa said the decision was arrived at, after consultation with all members of the group, which formed the basis that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration of Governor Mohammed Abubakar be supported for reelection come 2019.
Yelwa said, “We operate under the auspices of the Zungur Galambi Progressive Youth Multipurpose Cooperative Society Limited.
“We wish to tender our unalloyed support to Governor Mohammed Abubakar for his purposeful leadership.
“Our Governor is not just an urbane politician, he is also a leader filled with wisdom, a sense of justice and an undying love for his people.
“He has impeccable credentials which he has deployed effectively since assumption of office.
“At this moment, his purposeful leadership and loyalty to the electorate as well as his resolve to lift the state from backwardness are the reason we prefer him to other,” he said.
He said further that in the history of the state, Abubakar was the first governor to show keen interest to fight corruption and mismanagement of funds of the state.
He explained, “We are happy with the governor’s show of commitment to address corruption because it is a cankerworm that is destroying our future.
“We are therefore calling on well-meaning citizens of the state to support the governor to block leakages and thereby continue to provide the needed infrastructure to uplift the living standard of our people.
“Our Governor needs our support to fight because corruption will always fight back when being fought.”
Usman Yelwa said the group also reviewed the 25 governorship candidates jostling for the gubernatorial seat in the state, and pledged to give the APC candidate all the maximum support he needs to be re-elected.
The group commended the governor for setting up a reconciliation committee to assuage aggrieved members of the APC in the aftermath of the congresses and primaries.
He said, “We support this move by the governor and we called on members of the party to let by gone be bygone and work for the interest of the party to ensure that Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar is re-elected.”
Usman Yelwa also praised the decision of the administration to set up a committee to review all road contracts awarded since the inception of the government with a view to completing them.
He said that the gesture was a demonstration of the desire of the administration to ensure that people-oriented projects reached the common man.