The son of first female President of Appeal Court, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has submitted a nomination form to contest for Gombe governor on the platform of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Aliyu Haidar Abubakar, the eldest son of Mrs Bulkachuwa, said his youthful age, which translates into being imbued with fresh leadership ideas, stands him out among the sea of governorship aspirants in the state.
Mr Haidar stated this in a chat with journalists after he submitted his nomination form to the National Secretariat of APC in Abuja
An Abuja-based businessman, who had working experiences in public and private sectors of the economy is a youth activist. He holds a chieftaincy title of Talban Nafada.
The governorship hopeful noted that his desire to liberate Gombe State from the clutches of economic underdevelopment and backwardness is the rationale behind his intention to vie for the governorship office.
“The tragic and appalling level of mis-governance in Gombe state demands that youthful leadership greatly imbued with charisma, foresight and vision, which my candidacy abundantly have in stock.
“My aspiration and fervent dream to pilot the affairs of the state and take it to the promised land is altruistic and noble. This is the time to change the Gombe narrative for good. It’s time the state takes its rightful position in the comity of states across the federation”, he said.
Mr Haidar promised to change the status quo and depart from the business as usual style of leadership.
He pledged to diversify the state’s economy, noting that allocations accruing to the state will be judiciously utilised to transforming Gombe into a modern state.
He said: “There is the need for a visionary youth like me to take up the gauntlet, if Gombe State will not continue to remain backward. It is sad that we are still at a crossroads, while sister states have become a model for accelerated growth and progress in all facets of human endeavours. A new dawn awaits Gombe if I am elected next year. I will definitely raise the bar of exemplary, accountable and service leadership.”
Mr Haidar explained that he had consulted widely with relevant stakeholders before expressing his interest for the highest political office in the state.
He debunked the information making rounds that he was coaxed by some vested interests and overbearing elites to seek the governorship post.
Born in 1973, Mr Haidar holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Bayero University Kano.
He is an advocate for youths and women empowerments and Not-too-Young-to-Run campaign.