YBTC NEWS—As the date scheduled for the All Progressives Congress Senatorial primary election draws near, it is only pertinent that all aspirants put all hands on deck in intensifying their politicking strategies and campaigns to secure the party’s ticket come 2019 elections.
In a recent development, Honourable Suleiman Abdulrahman Kawu Sumaila, an aspirant, former Special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters ( House of representative) and a 3-time member of the House of Representative has laid unfounded allegation against his contesting partner for Kano South senatorial district seat , Senator Kabiru Gaya based on the attempt on his life Sunday 30th of September,2018 while visiting his ward in Sumaila town to participate in the APC’s sole candidate selection process. The drama unfolding barely 48hours to the set primary election holding tomorrow 2nd of October,2018.
However, this sudden accusation leaves one wondering if this is not just another political strategy adopted to sabotage his opposition. This is owing to the fact that no concrete evidence have been provided to back up his allegation. He said ” they are creating unnecessary tension, they are hitting the polity to eliminate me to achieve their political goals. Therefore my prayer is for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President Buhari, Inspector General of Police and all relevant security agencies to come to my rescue”.
This may however invariably pass off to be a tantrum put up by a politically defeated man to garner people’s sympathy. Despite the statement by the Honourable on the arrest of three suspects including Senator Kabiru’s campaign director, whom are claimed to be in police custody, the Kano Police Command spokesman, SP Musa Magaji Majia has refuted being aware of the incident.
In his narration he further stated that, “some people about eight of them approached me. I became suspicious because of the way they were behaving and I observed that they were not members of Sumaila community. I quickly put a call across to the Divisional police officer (DPO) because I perceived danger coming.
It is imperative to note that, Arch.senator Kabiru Gaya representing Kano South senatorial district will be contesting tomorrow for the fourth time for the Senatorial seat having served three times in the upper chamber in various capacity in 2007,2011,and 2015 respectively. A one-time Governor of Kano state in 1992, Senator Kabiru Gaya has served as committee member – Gas, local and foreign debts, state & local government upstream; member of committee on petroleum resources and works and currently the Chairman Senate committee on works.
As a law maker, he has sponsored many bills notable amongst which includes “The Finance Management and Accountability bill (2009) and the Millennium Development Agency bill (2009). He has also co-sponsored a number of motions and contributed immensely to debates in plenary.
Senator Kabiru Gaya was also the Deputy minority whip from 2007-2011. As a man of reputable background both in his political and professional career as an Architect, being accused of a severe crime such as attempted murder barely 48hours to elections sounds so much as a desperate act by someone who has no other options left to exploit.
Until further investigation is conducted on this issue, it is implored that decisions to elect the best candidate for the job who will uphold the party’s mantra of change and vision be taken based on diplomatic reasoning and merit.
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