2023: Tambuwal’s Consultations In Northwest Profitable
The consultations by the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, within the North West geo-political zone in the direction of gauging whether or not or to not aspire to the best workplace within the land in 2023 has ended on a profitable observe.
The hassle which spanned weeks between February and early March 2022 was based mostly on what most individuals in Sokoto State and, certainly, Nigeria knew and believed concerning the governor – his sterling information as Speaker of the Home of Representatives, governor of Sokoto State and chairman of Peoples Democratic Get together Governors Discussion board. The exemplary management qualities displayed in these places of work had lent momentum to a rising clamour for Tambuwal to vie for president.
Earlier than embarking on the excursions to states within the zone – Jigawa, Kano, Kebbi, Zamfara and Kaduna, the Sokoto PDP stakeholders had endorsed him to run for president within the subsequent common election. Their central message was that Sokoto State and, definitely, Nigeria couldn’t afford to lose or ignore a profitable participant within the choice of contestants for the important political of the president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Tambuwal hearkened to the calls and thus launched into a nationwide session to attempt to determine methods to strategy the problem. “I’ve listened to our social gathering leaders, ladies, and youths on the decision that I ought to provoke and start the method of session with a view to operating and contesting for the president of Nigeria beneath the banner of our nice social gathering,” he informed the stakeholders throughout the assembly held on the PDP state secretariat in Sokoto on January 31, 2022.
The lawyer and graduate of Usman Dan Fodio College, Sokoto, started the primary leg of the nationwide session on February 1 with a go to to Jigawa the place he met with former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, at his dwelling in Birnin Kudu Native Authorities Space of the state.
Tambuwal was accompanied on the go to by former Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Attahiru Bafarawa; Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Mahdi Gusau; former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari; former Minister of Energy, Engr. Bello Suleiman; and former chairman of PDP, Alhaji Bello Muhammad.
Others included former Director, Counterterrorism, within the workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (ONSA), Gen Sarkin-Yaki Bello, and Hon. Aminu Koko.
Tambuwal’s entourage was welcomed at Dutse Worldwide Airport by a big and joyous crowd led by Mustapha Sule Lamido, son of their host. The Governor’s motorcade rode at a snail pace for about two hours in a journey that ought to take lower than thirty minutes to Bamaina, Lamido’s city.
In Bamaina, former Governor Lamido mentioned Tambuwal possessed the monitor report and nationwide outlook wanted to beat Nigeria’s present challenges, which had been worsened by a worrisome spate of ethnicity and spiritual division beneath President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress, APC, authorities.
“Our son right here is like me. We’ve related and parallel positions in authorities,” he mentioned of Tambuwal.
Lamido mentioned he regarded ahead to seeing Tambuwal on the nation’s highest political seat, emphasizing that he’s eminently certified to run for the best workplace within the land.
He described Tambuwal as a “pan Nigerian that will likely be simply,” and that Nigerians want him to place the nation again on the trail of peace, progress, and concord.
His phrases: “We are able to attain out to all Nigerians throughout the geographic and different divides in our bid to help him.
“This doesn’t recommend that we’re beggars hungry for energy. As an alternative, we’re worthy stakeholders with associates in lots of components of the nation who we will persuade to see purpose with us within the realisation of the Nigerian challenge.”
Former Governor Bafarawa thanked Lamido for receiving Tambuwal and his entourage. “You aren’t only a former governor however a fantastic political mobiliser whose folks nonetheless respect and comply with, even if you might have been out of workplace for nearly seven years now,” he mentioned.
Every week after, Tambuwal and his entourage had been in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, and was to a rousing welcome by Zamfara State Deputy Governor, Mahdi Aliyu Gasau, in addition to the state PDP chief, together with the state chairman.
In his speech, Tambuwal sympathized with the folks of the state over the insecurity that had claimed many lives, and harassed that it was crucial for leaders of PDP within the state to shut ranks in order to take over Nigeria and Zamfara State within the 2023 common election, saying that the rollback of the fortunes of the PDP in main Nigeria and Zamfara State will quickly be over.
His phrases: “If we reach our bid, the nation will witness a reversal of the present dangerous fortunes.”
Deputy Governor Gusau, in his remarks, mentioned he was solidly behind Governor Tambuwal’s Presidential ambition and urged him to hold your entire Zamfara PDP alongside in his quest to grow to be Nigeria’s President subsequent 12 months.
“There’s no delivering our willpower to again him all the way in which,” Gusau mentioned, whereas itemizing the sterling political credentials of Tambuwal,” he mentioned.
The subsequent day, Tambuwal’s consultative practice moved to Kebbi State. The entourage was accorded rousing welcome by the Kebbi State PDP leaders and members, together with the Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Ibrahim Abdullahi; former Minister for Particular Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki (SAN); former Chief of Military Employees, Gen. Ishaya Rinzi Bamaiyi (rtd); former Director of Counterterrorism within the Workplace of the Nationwide Safety Adviser (ONSA), Gen. Sarkin-Yaki Bello; former Common Officer Commanding 8 Division, Sokoto, Gen. Aminu Bande; and former Nationwide Girls Chief of the PDP, Hajiya Maryam Waziri.
Welcoming Tambuwal, former performing Nationwide Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Bello Halliru Muhammad, mentioned Nigeria wants a reliable, reliable and brave chief, like Tambuwal.
He mentioned: “Nigeria is in dangerous form after years of (misrule) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The nation has by no means been so divided alongside ethnic and spiritual affiliations like now. If a worthy particular person doesn’t take over (Nigeria) dangers breaking up.”
The Kebbi State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Bello Usman Suru, in his personal remarks, gave an unequivocal endorsement of Tambuwal for President and pledged the unalloyed help of Kebbi PDP. Suru mentioned: “Traditionally, we in Kebbi are one with the folks of Sokoto. You don’t must marketing campaign right here. All of the state delegates, chairmen of native authorities wings and members of the executives within the state will vote for you.
“When it’s time to resolve who turns into our social gathering’s Presidential candidate, we could exceed even Sokoto state. I say this as a result of there could also be some black legs in Sokoto, however right here we’re behind you 100 per cent.”
In his remarks, Tambuwal mentioned: “The PDP in Kebbi state is united. The PDP in Kebbi state is compact and robust. I attraction to you to work collectively as a household to draw extra members from the opposition as a result of there’s lots of hassle within the different home.
“I do know they are going to go away and are available right here. Once they come, I implore you to be very magnanimous in order that once they come, you need to be accommodating and carry all people alongside, in order that collectively, God prepared, we will win the elections right here in Kebbi State and in Nigeria come 2023.”
Tambuwal additionally spoke on the state of the nation, lamenting “Nigeria was on the breaking point on account of insecurity, debilitating healthcare system, poverty, falling customary of training, corruption and different ills which have grow to be the hallmark of the APC administration to date.”
When the practice obtained to Katsina, Tambuwal and his workforce met PDP leaders and stakeholders and pleaded for unity amongst social gathering members, including that it could be simpler to reclaim energy from the ruling APC with a united entrance.
Whereas pledging an all-inclusive authorities that can convey again hope to Nigerians if elected President, Tambuwal mentioned Nigeria had “by no means been this divided with a number of agitations and insecurity at a really alarming stage.”
He due to this fact mentioned reclaiming “energy from the APC is a should to save lots of the nation from the present decay.”
The workforce additionally had a whistle-stop in Kaduna, the place Tambuwal visited former Governor Ahmed Makarfi. Right here, the presidential hopeful emphasised the necessity for unity within the social gathering as a precondition for reclaiming energy from the APC.
He, nevertheless, known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to comply with the footsteps of former President Goodluck Jonathan by bequeathing free, truthful and credible election on the nation in 2023.
He additionally endorsed the Chairman of the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to conduct free, truthful and credible elections and thus go away a long-lasting legacy for himself. He mentioned: “As I mentioned earlier than, the top of the electoral umpire – the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, Prof Mahmood Yakubu has just one choice. That choice is to go away a long-lasting legacy. From my information, he’s from an excellent household background.
“So, he wants to really make it possible for he didn’t soil that his household historical past and his personal private historical past by guaranteeing he conduct a free and truthful election.”
A celebration stalwart mentioned the spectacular retinue of leaders and supporters that accompanied Tambuwal and people who acquired him within the states within the North West geo-political zone he traversed has demonstrated the standard of endorsement he has secured at dwelling up to now and hopes it will translate right into a broader nationwide attraction.