2019: Why I’m gunning for Senate, by Jigawa deputy governor

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan-Hadejia, has disclosed the reason for his interest to contest for the senatorial seat of the North-East zone of the state in the 2019 general elections.

In a letter conveying his intention to the Chairman, Jigawa State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Dutse, on Wednesday, the deputy governor said his decision was borne out of the constitutional limitation which stipulates a 2-term of eight years for him as a deputy governor.

According to him, he was seeking to go to the Senate in 2019 after having served 2 terms in the office as a deputy governor.

He added that his decision was borne out of several months of consultations and interaction with various groups and associates and the people of his senatorial zone.

“My people have been consistent in expressing their desire to have a more focused and progressive representation at the senatorial level to ensure harmony with the executive branch so that the APC government at the centre can fulfil its obligations to the Nigerian people,” he pointed out.

While thanking the party chairman and his team for their leadership and guidance, Mr Hassan-Hadejia promised to do his best in fostering harmony and cohesion within the APC.

“As my party chairman, I am sure you are proud of the harmonious and cordial partnership that has existed at the executive level especially between myself and the executive governor and state party leaders as we diligently pursue the mandate of bringing positive changes to the Jigawa citizenry in the last three years,” the deputy governor said.

Mr Hassan-Hadejia reiterated his commitment to work at whatever capacity to sustain the tempo of accelerated development currently being championed by Governor Abubakar Badaru.

He, therefore, urged all stakeholders not to rest on their oars as all hands must be on deck to achieve greater development of the state and her people.