Kebbi South makes case for power shift
Kebbi South senatorial district, comprising Zuru and Yauri emirates of Kebbi State, has begun moves to win the support of Gwandu emirate for the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state.
The zone over the weekend met formally with some leaders from the emirate to solicit their support ahead of the elections.
Leader of the delegation and chairman of the Kebbi South Forum, Alhaji Wakkala Diri, in his speech while on a visit to the emirate, said they came to solicit the support of Gwandu people to field a candidate for the 2015 gubernatorial elections.
He urged the people of Gwandu to emulate Abdullahi Fodio, the founder of the emirate, who, he said sustained his glory through equity and justice.
Diri pointed out that all the zones had produced governors with Alhaji Abubakar Musa from Kebbi South serving for only a year and few months, while Adamu Aliero from Kebbi Central senatorial district spent eight years and Alhaji Saidu Dakingari from Kebbi Central Senatorial district would be spending eight years.
Chairman of Gwandu Emirate Development Association (GEDA), Alhaji Idris Illo, while responding, said the association would deliberate on the issues presented and respond soon.
He assured the forum that he would do everything possible to maintain peace in the state.