By Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
APC stakeholders in Bauchi South Senatorial District comprises seven LGAs of Alkaleri, Kirfi, Bauchi, Toro, Dass, T/Balewa and Bogoro in Bauchi have unanimously endorsed, Alhaj Balarabe Shehu Illelah as their candidate in the 2019 senatorial election.
Illelah a Veteran Journalist international and a lecturer China University and China based business mogul, the stakeholders asked him to come out in full force and vying for the seat of Senator come 2019 general election.
Speaking at the end of their held at Gwallaga Bauchi weekend, the Chairman of the stakeholders, Alhaji Baba Sule said ” we endorsed Balarabe Shehu Illelah based on his good qualities, and ability, ” stressing having X-rayed the political situations in Bauchi south senatorial district, resolved that Alhaji Illelah as an exceptional diligent, committed statesman, deserves greater honour from the people of the Bauchi south senatorial areas and therefore endorsed him as the most competent for the 2019 senatorial election.
Illelah currently a lecturer in China University, according to Alh Sule within the period under review sponsored over 70 students of Bauchi indigenes to study in China saying Illelah by all judgement, according him, tops the chart of those jostling for the senate position in Bauch south in the 2019 senatorial election.
Baba Sule used the forum to call on the electorate not to vote for money bag politicians but vote for credibility, honesty, reliability, competence and above all fear of God, describing Balarabe Illela as a go-getter and that he will do his best if elected as Senator to set a new record of general development in Bauchi South Senatorial District.
Also Speaking Alhaji Abubakar Sardauna said Shehu Illelah had positively impacted on the lives of generality of Bauchi South senatorial district and by extension the state as whole, vis-à-vis the nation in terms of, economic empowerment, curbing joblessness among youths and promoting their education through scholarship awards not only in Nigeria but far away Republic of China and seeking for them admission into China Universities, among his contributions.
Sardauna who equally stated that plans are under way for the friends of Balarabe Shehu Illelah from China who have the financial capability to come to Bauchi and see if they can join hand with government of Bauchi to bring back to its normal capacity of Bauchi Meat Factory which was established in 1964 by the then Prime Minister of Nigeria Late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa.
The Company according to Sardauna when the arrangement is completed the Chinese on daily basis would slaughter and processes an average of 200 -250 cattle and a number of Sheep and Goats daily to serve both local and International markets and to also educate meat and meat products sellers on standard hygiene practices.
The Meat Factory was established with the aim of harnessing the enormous potentials in the North East Sub- region, as according him the Region was endowed with millions of animals that included Cows, Sheep, Goats, Camels, Chickens, Horses, Donkeys, and many other animals.
According to Sardauna for both off and on factory prospects when fully operational by the Chinese about 1000 hands could be employed to anchor the operations of the company, and about or over 20,000 jobs as distributors of the Company’s products.” people could be licensed to be involved in big time distributorship of the meat products’ the Company can assist the government in the training of youths on hide/skin processing, leather tanning, fish farming and the like.
He said today in Bauchi state, Alhaji Shehu Illelah is making his presence and impact felt in the state by all. For instance, , and empowered countless indigenes of the state and that ” If practical performance in the art administration is anything to go by, ” there could be no better alternative to Shehu Illelah”
We said to him don’t hesitate to vie for Senate seat in 2019 general election under platform of our party APC, we are solely behind you, because you have demonstrated , and exhibited intellectual consciousness and will to move Bauchi South Senatorial zone forward after been disorganized and disappointed by the past and present representatives of the Zone”. Alhaji Sardauna said.
National trail reports that although, the whistle for the commencement of the election match has not been blows, Daily trust reports that developments are suggesting that as a popular adage says “One good turn deserves another” Now that Alhaji Balarabe Shehu is apparently nursing ambition of becoming the Senator from Bauchi South Senatorial District, perhaps Governor Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar could mobilize the APC machinery to offer him an automatic ticket.
National trail when contacted on the request of the people from Bauchi South Alhaji Balarabe Shehu said “I will look into their request because when people call on you to come and serve them you have to come, if you say no but I’m not say I’m coming or I’m not come but you have to respects their views.”
“As academician but if they feel I have something to offer OK but if I go into politics I make sure that I have my own plans on what I want to do to help my people I don’t want to come politic to build a house I don’t want come to politics to buy big cars I don’t want go into politics to enrich myself some of my children are phd holders”
He said he never aspired to be Senator to amass wealth, God has been kind to him right from his youth and he only went into politics in order to positively make an impact on his people.