The Kebbi State House of Assembly has approved the nomination of immediate past Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Barrister Attahiru Maccido and former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Nurudeen Kangiwa, as commissioners into the state executive council.
Maccido, who lost bid to retain his position in last Sunday’s State Congress to Commissioner for Water Resources, Alhaji Sanni Bala Kangiwa, was named along two new Commissioners nominated as part of strategies to appease aggrieved members of APC.
It could be recalled that out of 21 local government areas in the state, only delegates from nine councils were at the venue of the congress that elected the new state executives.
Some stakeholders, including two former governors; Sen. Adamu Aliero, Alhaji Saadu Nasamu Dakingeri and others were absent at the Congress following their inability to agree on the list of consensus candidates.
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Sama’ila Abdulmumeen, confirmed the approval while briefing newsmen in Birnin-Kebbi, on Tuesday, shortly after meeting with Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
According to him, “As part of the efforts to reconcile aggrieved members of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state, two commissioners were nominated by the Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and their nomination have just gotten speedy approval by the assembly.”
He disclosed that, the approved nominees are: the immediate past APC state Chairman, Alhaji Attahiru Macchido and former State Secretary to the Government (SSG), Alhaji Nuradeen Kangiwa.
Abdulmumeen commended Gov. Bagudu for his efforts in reconciling the aggrieved members of the party.
“People should know that in any party there is going to be the aggrieved and un-aggrieved when an exercise of transition of members comes, but the best of the leaders is he who adopts method of reconciliation promptly,” he said.