Kebbi South makes case for power shift

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Garba Muham­mad, Birnin Kebbi

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.

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