A coalition of All Progressive Congress support groups in Bauchi State has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint Captain Bala jibrin as Minister from the state.
The call was made by the Chairman of the group, Mohammed Aliyu while briefing journalists at NUJ Secretariat Bauchi.
According to him, Captain Bala Jibrin is the best person to get the ministerial slot in view of his commitment to the APC and loyalty to the president.
“Captain Jibrin was the person who donated vehicles to all the states of the North East for the Presidential Campaign of the president.
“He is a staunch President Muhammadu Buhari loyalist, who has never abandoned the president over the years, and also a loyal party member who believes in fairness, justice and equity.
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“He also organised seminars and other gathering s in some states of the Northeast and devise campaign strategies which led to the success of the party,” Mr Aliyu said.
The chairman added that he also stayed in the APC during its very turbulent days in the state despite efforts to frustrate and drive him out of the party.
The group recalled that Captain Jibrin was also the preferred APC Governorship in Bauchi State who was deprived of the chance to contest for the ticket through manipulation.
Mr Aliyu said that the alleged scheming out of Mr Jibrin and other candidates was the main reason for the loss suffered by the party in the governorship and other elections in the state.
“Despite the claim by other persons as leaders of the party in the state, Jibrin was the only person who keep the party alive in the state,” Mr Aliyu added.
According to him, while the APC leadership in the state abandoned its role of galvanising and uniting its members, Mr Jibrin is the only person organising gatherings and meeting among the members in order to forge ahead.
The chairman stressed that appointing Mr Jibrin as Minister from Bauchi State will ensure unity among members of the party in the state because of his leadership qualities and political maturity to carry them along.