From Uche Uche, Damaturu
Yobe State Governor, Alh. (Dr.) Ibrahim Gaidam has again assigned former state Commissioner of Water Resources and one of the pillars of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Alh. Yakubu Sidi Karasuwa, as Director-General of the governor’s 2015 re-election campaign organization.
The Yobe State governor made this known yesterday while inaugurating a 99-member Ibrahim Gaidam 2015 Campaign Election Committee, with 12 working committee under Karasuwa while Honourable Lawan Shettima Ali, Works Commissioner serves as the secretary, which took place at the WAWA Hall in the Government House, Damaturu.
Speaking during the occasion, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam described the Director-General as a seasoned, tested and trusted grassroots politician who had performed creditably well in that capacity in 2007 and 2011 and then reminded him that great expectation has been reposed in him and his team to do more in 2015 to surpass previous records.
He urged the campaign organization to work hard in other to achieve the goals of winning the governorship contest, all the House of Assembly seats and to form an APC government in the state.
Other goals set before the campaign organization includes ensuring the winning of all seats in the Senate and House of Representatives and the presidential election.
The campaign organization also has terms of reference that includes among others, management of the bulk of operational and administrative tasks of the campaign, mapping out through calendar of events, the most important steps and events in the campaign, organization of fund raising dinners and other activities as well as maintaining the campaigns financial activities and to submit a comprehensive report at the end of the campaign.
He also urged the campaign organization to avail itself with the records of the achievements of his administration in fulfilling campaign promises made to the electorates during the 2011 electioneering campaign for presentation to the electorates in all places the campaigns would be held.
The governor disclosed that so far, his administration have fulfilled, on average, 90% of the promises made to the electorate especially and notably in the areas of road network in which a total of 911.9 kilometers of intra and inter town road networks have been constructed with full asphalt overlay and the construction of 143.6 kilometer of drainages.
Others include empowerment and job creation in which the Gaidam-led administrations has trained and engaged 20,000 youth and 8,000 diploma holders respectively, achieving 70% average Millennium Development Goals in the provision of portable water and sanitation, among others.
The governor said the presentation of this data to the electorate is very important and necessary in order to counter the mischief of the opposition.
He used the opportunity to call on all APC activists, supporters and volunteers to intensify work by ensuring that they go from household to household in the wards so as to ensure a maximum share of votes during the elections.
In his response, the DG of the campaign team, Alhaji Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, popularly known as “Guguwa Fasa Laima”or ‘Windstorm that breaks the umbrella’, who tagged the 2015 election campaign as “Operation Win your Local Government” assured the governor to work hard in order to justify the confidence reposed in him and his team and ensure resounding election victory for the APC in the state.