Bauchi ex-commissioner declares for senate, laments spate of insecurity

By Ahmed Ahmed

Ex-commissioner in Bauchi State, Mahiru Maiwada Wundi has formally
declared intension to contest for Bauchi South Senatorial seat in 2023, under the umbrella of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) just as he lamented the security challenges in the country.

Wundi, who led his supporters to the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Wednesday, said his official declaration was in response to the call from his constituents and not the threats of litigation.

He said he wants to complement the effort of Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on providing dividends of democracy to the citizens of the state.

Wundi lamented the state of security and economy of the nation, saying that the Country is facing “serious challenges in our socio-economic and political life as a nation.

“It is certain that we are confronted with the despicable antics and shenanigans of some self-serving politicians who have held us hostage for a long time now and that we are denied our fair share,” he said.

Wundi, who described himself as an incurable optimist, believed that “those inconveniences are the necessary sacrifices that we must make for a better and more prosperous tomorrow.”

He said that his stepping forward to contest was not a consequence of the legal threats but his belief that the nation’s hope lies in the quality of laws made by the legislatures. He described the legislature as the focal point for any democratic society.

According to Wundi, Nigeria is at the verge of collapse and there was a need for an energetic individual to reposition it.

Wundi lamented that after over 20 years of the democratic dispensation in Bauchi South, there was nothing to show for the representation by the lawmakers.

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