2023: Why I Joined Bauchi Governorship Race, Former Air Chief Gives Important Reason
- Air Marshal Sadiq Baba Abubakar has revealed the real reason why he joined the Bauchi governorship race
- In a recent interview, the former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar disclosed reaching out to the people, informed his choice of joining politics
- Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar added that the time to lead Bauchi state out of the unbearable economic and educational stagnation
Ahead of the 2023 general election, Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (RTD) said he wants to contest for the Bauchi State’s number one position, as a way of changing the narrative in his state.
According to the former military officer, the people of his state need a better system to thrive, and this he is willing to offer if elected governor in 2023.
The governorship hopeful made this assertion in an interview with Daily Trust on Monday, May 9.
His reason for joining the 2023 race
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"The people of Bauchi State, irrespective of who is on ground right now, understand what the issues are. Their concern is who will return 1.4 million children back to school. They want a situation where medical facilities are made available to them. So, what they will simply do is look at what is physically on ground and look at what we are hoping to change when given the opportunity.
"There’s so much and yet people are poor simply because the right decisions are not being made. If you take the right decisions, most of these things will fall in place and then you begin to see a society where prosperity is everywhere."
How would you turn around the economy of the state if given the mandate
Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar noted that he is ready to put in place, a highly committed leadership structure, one that believes would ensure the people of the state have an enabling environment to pursue prosperity.
"In Bauchi, we have over 100 solid minerals that are not even exploited at all. I also know that the agricultural sector can generate a lot of resources for the state. No state will ever have all the resources, but you can make the best out of what is available and use them to transform lives and to make people to really understand that governance is about them.
"I know we are in a bad shape in terms of where we are on the ladder. But that can be reversed."
Meanwhile, the former military leader would be contesting under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
INEC announces new dates for 2023 general elections
In another report, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced new dates for the 2023 elections.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the commission, made the announcement at a news conference in Abuja, the Federal capital city.
He said presidential and national assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, February 25, 2023, while governorship and state houses of assembly elections will hold on March 11, 2023.
2023 presidency: Saraki, Tambuwal, Bala Mohammed still in the race, DG campaign council says
Contrary to news reports, the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governors Bala Mohammed and Aminu Tambuwal of Bauchi and Sokoto states are still in the contest for Nigeria's number one seat.
This was disclosed by the director-general of the Saraki Campaign Council on Wednesday, March 30.
Onaiwu said that some mischievous individuals planted the reports out of their desperation to clinch the presidential ticket in a deceitful manner.