By Sule Aliyu Gombe
A Gombe state 2019 gubernatorial hopeful on the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Abubakar Habu Ma’azu has called on the party’s executives in Balanga Local Government Area of the state to continue to hold political activities as a way of consolidating on the gains of the new found unity of the party.
Following last weekend’s election of the State Executives of the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) in Gombe State after over two years of crises.
Alhaji Habu, a party chieftain in Gombe while addressing party executives of the Local Government and all the ten wards at the party’s secretariat in Talase headquarters of Balanga LGA said there was no need for the party to continue in silence if they want to capture power in 2019 from the ruling PDP in the State, hence the need to encourage them to continue to exhibit loyalty to the party.
The party chieftain who was in Balanga as Chairman of the occasion during the coronation ceremony of Professor Iliya Sarki Dong as the ‘Hasken Waja’, said he was not comfortable seeing the PDP continue to deceive the people of Gombe when their living condition is growing from bad to worst.
According to him, “this is one of the motivating reasons I had to sink over 40 boreholes in different communities within Balanga LGA”, stressing that “you don’t wait to be elected or when you are in power before you make meaningful impact on the lives of your people”.
Mu’azu disclosed that part of his manifesto for the state if he eventually through the will of the Almighty assume office as the state governor in 2019 include; an aggressive rural development programs, improvement of health delivery system provision of portable water to Urban and Rural areas, restructuring of the state Civil service as well as the result -oriented poverty minimization program that would have more emphasis on the teeming unemployed youths that are today engaged in various crimes and cheaply used by some heartless politicians as political thugs.
He also used the opportunity to call on all party members to go out and obtain their Permanent Voters Card (PVC’s) if the party must take over power from the ruing PDP in the State during the 2019 election. “Your best loyalty for now is to go out and obtain your weapon (PVC) of sacking the PDP from power, because without it, there is nothing you can do”, the APC stalwart stressed.
Speaking earlier, another APC chieftain, Barrister Luka Haruna said the people of Gombe State must not fail to effect the change they missed in 2015 come 2019 elections stressing that the APC remains the only party that can drive the wheel of positive change for Nigerians and Gombe must not be left behind with Alhaji Habu behind the wheels.
The Local Government party Chairman of APC, Alhaji Ali Gwangal had during his welcome address, commended Alhaji Habu for identifying with the people of Balanga by sinking over fourty boreholes in different communities of Balanga LGA.
At the coronation ceremony, Alhaji Abubakar Habu Muazu, who was accompanied by a mammoth crowd, described Professor Iliya Sarki Dong as a worthy son of Baalanga who will not disappoint his people with the new traditional title of ‘Hasken Waja’.