Shola Yemi, Bauchi
North-East APC lawmakers have passed a vote of confidence on the Mala Buni-Led Caretaker Committee.
Gatekeepers News reports that State legislators from the North East Zone elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have passed a vote of confidence on the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party led by the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
The Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Abubakar Suleiman made this known during an extraordinary meeting of the Conference of Nigeria State Legislatures, North-East Zone held at Hazibal Suites, Bauchi.
Suleiman said, “the entire APC State lawmakers in the zone are loyal to the leadership of the Party and believe in the wonderful performance of the CECPC under the leadership of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni.
“Although some people are criticizing them, the APC legislators in Northeast are in full support of the Caretaker Committee going by the turn of things in the Party.”
The Speaker added, “We support the Committee, we are behind Mai Mala, any decision taken by the leadership, we are behind it.”
Suleiman further advocated the zoning of the presidential ticket of the Party to the North in the spirit of balance and fairness, so that the region will catch up with the Southern region that has ruled for fourteen years under the present democratic dispensation.
The Speaker, however, explained that as loyal party members, they will support whatever decision the party made on the zoning arrangement.
He, therefore, commended the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello for convening the meeting, adding that if the Party zones its presidential ticket to the North, the Governor deserves to be the Party’s flag bearer.
According to him, “Yahaya Bello is a detribalized Nigerian politician who appointed people from all corners of Nigeria into his cabinet because of his belief in unity and development of Nigeria.
“Yahaya Bello is a youth, energetic, athletic, agile, humble, straightforward and determined individual who is blessed with maturity, generosity, brilliance, and promise-keeping.”
The Bauchi Speaker stressed that “Governor Yahaya has transformed Kogi State through various developmental projects that have changed the lives of the people of the State especially in the area of security in which he secured Kogi against all sorts of criminals”.
“He is gender-sensitive and has a passion for the youth and women. His SSG, Head of Service, ADC, and all Vice Chairmen of the 21 Local Governments of the State among others are women.”
Sulaiman added, “Governor Yahaya Bello is a peace advocate who believes in the peace and unity of the Country. I recall when perishable food sellers embarked on an indefinite strike which almost divide the Country but Yahaya Bello intervened and resolved the matter.”
The Speaker further urged the legislators from the Zone to continue working together and speaking with one voice to bring more developments to the Zone.
In his remarks, the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole appreciated the lawmakers of the North-East Zone for their untiring commitment towards the growth and development of the Zone and the Country in general.
He appealed to the North-East Zone and other geopolitical zones of the Country to give the North Central Zone opportunity to produce the next President of Nigeria because it is the only region that has not produced an elected President or Vice President of Nigeria since independence in 1960.
According to him, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has signified his intention to lead the country in 2023, and because of his antecedents, qualities, and unprecedented performance in security, economy, good governance, youth and women inclusiveness, infrastructural development, the Northeast lawmakers to support and endorse him as the candidate of the Party.