Mubi stands still as Namdas launches campaign office

Activities in the ancient town of Mubi briefly came to a halt as mamooth crowd of supporters, party faithfuls, and associates, received Adamawa foremost gubernatorial hopeful, Rt Hon Abdulrazak Namdas who was in the town to launch his Northern senatorial campaign office ahead of 2023 general election.

Enthusiastic youths in their thousands who turned the event into a carnival hold placards with various support inscriptions and chanting slogans like “come and save us; you are the best; the messiah has come; tomorrow’s governor, Mai capacity.”

The supporters then escorted the gubernatorial hopeful to the palace of the Emir of Mubi leading to a serious traffic snarl as activities in the commercial hub came to a halt.

The emir of Mubi who expressed delight with the visit of the gubernatorial hopeful wished him good luck in his quest to rule the state.

He urged politicians to conduct themselves peacefully as we approach another electioneering year.

During his interaction with the mammoth crowd, the gubernatorial hopeful said, he was in the race to turn around the fortunes of the state, noting that he has the magic wand to bring rapid socio-economic development into the state.

He noted that one of his priority project in Mubi is to rejuvenate the state university which is still crawling more than 20 years after its establishment.

“This zone is blessed with state university that was established 20 years ago when I was in governor Boni Haruna’s administration. But we are yet to get the full potentials of the university. We don’t have faculty of medicine, we don’t have faculty of engineering and we don’t have faculty of pharmacy and what have you.

“For us to move the country forward, we have to engage our youth in some of these activities and we also have to restore our vocational training centers which were established by Nyako. Several billions have been invested in them but most of the equipments have been stolen. Until you give the youth quality education it will be difficult to harness their full potentials,” he said.

He expressed joy for the overwhelming reception he recieved in the town despite the fact that he only came to open his campaign office.

“You can see right from the gate of Mubi to the palace of the emir and up to this place the youths are enthusiastic. I didn’t come for a rally but just to open my campaign office. If it was a rally it is a different thing but you can see that they came in their multitudes. They want to have a young man as the governor of the state of course the governor of the state is also a young person but I’m younger, I have the contacts and I have the experience and I know how to talk to the people and I know what they want,” he said.

Namdas said if given the mandate, he will hit the ground running as he has a clear vision about what he want to do urging the people to trust him with their mandate.

Also speaking, a former reps member Ahmed Wangubi Fons urged the people of Mubi to in the spirit of give and take support Ganye this time around adding that Ganye local government where Namdas came from has an established long ties with Mubi emirate council noting that Ganye and Mubi are Siamese twins.

He told the people that their wishes and aspirations will be fulfilled if they elect Namdas as he will ensure the accrual of dividends of democracy to them.

In his speech, Adamawa State chairman of APC, Ibrahim Bilal also thanked the people of Mubi for the warm reception they accorded the entourage.

The chairman who was represented by the secretary of the party, Dr Raymond Chidama thanked Namdas for his contributions to the development of the party urging other aspirants to follow suit.

He maintained the party’s determination to conduct a free and fair primaries with the resolve to sweep PDP out of power from bottom to top come 2023.

Also speaking, the former speaker of Adamawa State House of assembly, Hassan Turaki expressed gratitude for the warm reception accorded Namdas gubernatorial train adding that the people will not regret the trust and confidence they gave to Namdas.

Various speakers including Hajiya Halima Hayatu, and APC stalwarts across the northern senatorial zone all expressed confidence and hope in Namdas ability and capacity to deliver the goods.

Highpoints of the event was the donation of N700,000 by Namdas to an indigent patient who has been grappling with a life threatening ailment for over 17 years and the presentation of award on Namdas by the the youths of Mubi.


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