From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi
A political association, the Bauchi State Network for Change (BNC) has called on the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, to run for the state gubernatorial election in 2015.
A communiqué signed by both the Chairman of the Bauchi State Network for Change, Comrade Aliyu Ladan and the Secretary, Mahmood Abubakar, after rising from a meeting yesterday, the group described Yayale as one of the most qualified among aspirants for the governorship position.
They said that after appraising his achievements as SFG and minister of Defence, they decided to adopt him to contest as governor, considering his unique leadership qualities and desire for positive transformation, active commitment and dedication in service delivery.
The group noted that Yayale’s long years in public service and his vast experience have contributed enormously to national development, as well as in the development of Bauchi State in particular.
“Only Yayale can deliver Bauchi State to the promise land through building upon the successes so far recorded by Governor Isa Yuguda’s administration in the spirit of continuity. Although he has not indicated any such interest, but this is surely the time his services are most needed, for service to people is service to God”, the communiqué said.
Meanwhile, in Bauchi State, a parade of political heavyweights such as the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed, former minister of Police Affairs, Yakubu Lame, Senator Abdul Ningi, representing Bauchi Central in the Senate, Senator Babayo Gamawa, representing Bauchi North, and former Minister of Health, Dr Ali Pate, are among those jostling for the position.