Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Senator Abu Ibrahim on Tuesday reconciled aggrieved party members, elections losers and their teaming supporters of Funtua Senatorial District of the State.
Masari during the reconciliation meeting held in Musawa Local Government Area of the State advised electorates not to listen to the fake promises of the opposition party candidates on security.
According to the governor, banditry and other related crimes will be eliminated to the barest minimum before the end of this year from all indication despite the fact that human beings and crimes cannot be separated completely.
He urged residents to join forces with the security agencies and other relevant stakeholders to degrade the activities of all criminal elements perpetrating crimes in the state.
Katsina State, he said, requires additional 23,700 policemen with only 5,600 policeman on ground, hence residents to bridge the existing gap of over 17,000 personnel, insisting that, residents must raise up to defend themselves and their communities.
“The youths have huge important role to play in this regard to defend their territory which is just like jihad,” he said.
“Tinubu is committed to take the country out of the current situation it finds itself in. He is determined in human capital development and human capital development.”
During the reconciliation meeting, an APC chieftain and Zonal Reconciliation Committee Chairman, Senator Abu Ibrahim, explained that, the meeting was to discuss, sort out and resolve issues emanated from the previous recent elections conducted across the State where some aspirants deemed either cheated or not fairly treated.
These include; the party elections, party primaries, party local government elections, state assembly elections, House of Reps elections and senatorial elections.
“We have set up committees based on the five parliamentary seats. The result of these committees were so far good and APC is becoming a united family in Katsina South following mutual discussions with all the contestants who lost, they also promised to work together to make APC victorious.
“I have submitted the report today, that’s why we have this meeting. All the contestants; Senators, House of Reps, State assemblies, Local Government party chairmen, Local Government Executive Council Chairmen, Councilors met in Musawa
“They pardoned each other and resolved to work together and work for APC from top to bottom.
“With this good news therefore, I am confident that Funtua zone will produce all the seats from the presidential candidate down to the state assembly members.
“Even during the previous elections, most of the votes in Katsina State almost 50 percent comes from Funtua zone.
“I hope that other two zones of Daura and Katsina will emulate the Funtua zone because we have obviously lost some members due to certain reasons but efforts are on top gear to bring them back to the party.
“APC has done its very best in the last eight years. Buhari’s government has been the best Government in terms of achievements such as railway, social investment, school feeding program among other human capital development projects,” he stated.
Earlier on Monday Governor Masari inaugurated the State APC Campaign Council and unveiled strategic document as well as action plan for the 2023 political activities.
The campaign council is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring victory for both the APC presidential and governorship candidates in the 2023 general elections.
While addressing the murmured crowd at the ceremony held at the Katsina Local Government Service Commission, Masari appealed to the aggrieved APC members who might have been offended in one way or the other to sheathe their swords and forgive one another.
In his address at the occasion, the APC governorship candidate in the state, Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda expressed confidence in the ability and capacity of the inaugurated campaign council team to actualise the anticipated victory for the ruling party in the state.
The ceremony witnessed the attendance of four of the APC governorship aspirants who lost in the primary elections. They are; Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Yakubu Mannir; Katsina State Budget Commissioner, Hon Farouk Jobe, who is now Dikko’s running mate and Hon. Umar Tata as well as Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, a former Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank Nigeria, appointed as the Director General of the Dikko/Jobe 2023.
The campaign Council which is chaired and co-chaired by Governor Aminu Masari and Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda has the following top members among others:
Governor Aminu Bello Masari –Chairman
Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda –Co-Chairman
Hon. Farouk Lawal Jobe –Co-Chairman
Arc. Mannir Yakubu –Deputy Chairman
Alhaji Sani Ali Daura –Deputy Chairman
Sen. Abu Ibrahim – Vice Chairman (Katsina South)
Sen. Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya – Vice Chairman (Katsina Central)
Abdulkarim Dauda – Vice Chairman (Katsina North)
Arc. Ahmad Musa Dangiwa – Director General
Jabiru Salisu Abdullahi – Deputy Director General (Operations)
Bala Abubakar Musawa – Deputy Director General (Admin)
Umar Abdullahi Tata –
Deputy Director General (Operations)
Haj. Hannatu Musawa – Secretary General
Mal. Shitu S. Shitu – Organising Secretary
Hon. Ya’u Umar Gojogojo – Zonal Director (Katsina North)
Prof. Badamasi Lawal Charanchi – Zonal Director (Katsina Central)
Hon. Musa Adamu – Zonal Director (Katsina North)