From Umar Dankano, Yola
As the 2015 general elections draw nearer, the Sardauna of Michika, Adamawa state, Abubakar Abdullahi Kari, has declared his intention to contest for Adamawa North Senatorial seat on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kari, who made his declaration recently in Mubi town, also presented six buses to the party for its operations and future campaigns in the zone.
He explained that his decision to donate the buses was part of his contributions towards strengthening the party in the state, so that it can favourably compete with the opposition parties in the state.
While urging other party members to also contribute in building the party, Kari said no contribution is too small or too big from members in building the party, even as he lauded the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Jonathan and urged party members in the state to mobilize for his re-election in 2015.
The aspirant urged the PDP led federal government to allow party leaders at all levels to head its poverty alleviation programmes, particularly SURE-P, for more effectiveness.
Abdullahi, who was a retired federal civil servant, said the support and goodwill he enjoyed from the people of the zone during his days as civil servant prompted him to join politics, so as to pay the people back.
Former Head of Service, Sali Bello, who was chairman at the occasion, described Abdullahi as reliable, goal getter and a bridge builder, urging the people of the area to support his senatorial ambition for quality representation in the Senate.
The state’s PDP Secretary, Tahir Shehu and the state’s Vice Chairman Northern Zone, Emmanuel Tsamdu, lauded Abdullahi for his sustained support to the party, urging others to emulate him.