As the race to 2023 gathers more momentum, a group known as Arewa Progressive Minds has said it would work assiduously for emergence of president Athletics Federation Of Nigeria (AFN) Hon. Ibrahim Shehu-Gusau PhD, as Governor of Zamfara State.
In a press statement, Convener of the group Abubakar Tsafe listed women empowerment, provision of scholarship to Zamfara indigenes in tertiary institutions, training and equipping unemployed youth on various vocations, provision of boreholes in several rural communities, facilitating absorption of Zamfara job seekers in various govt ministries and agencies, sustainable campaign against drug abuse and other forms of antisocial behaviors among others as achievements of Gusau in his capacity as public and private figure.
He explained further that Zamfara had suffered ineptitudes in the hands of successive administrations in the state whom he accused of not providing dividends of democracy to the people, a Major factor he noted as the cause of the acute security problems which he stated had over the years defied major interventions from security agencies, adding that situation would deteriorate unless a problem-solving individual with tested pedigree assumed apex leadership position in the state.
Tsafe revealed that Gusau as a member House of Reps between 2011 and 2015 was instrumental to various people oriented legislations achieved by the 8th assembly, whose positive impacts he said Nigerians were still feeling, particularly the Tsafe/Gusau federal constituency which according to him was the main focus of the former legislator turned sports administrator.
“The situation in Zamfara State today calls for urgent and collective intervention from good sons and daughters of the state before it reaches irredeemable stage.
“Our love for our dear state is the motive and driving force behind our decision to mobilize human and material resources to actualize our mission of ensuring that Hon. Ibrahim Shehu Gusau becomes the next governor of Zamfara.
“We strongly believe he is the answer to our prayers and the solution to endemic security problem bedevilling the state and other governance based issues needing urgent but sustainable fixes so the people would have a cause to smile once more.
“Gusau is a man of little words but more action in advancing common good, progress and development of the people, particularly those at the grassroots who are seriously yearning for dividends of democracy.
“We urge major Stakeholders in Zamfara politics to rally round Hon. Gusau, work for his success at the poll, cooperate and support his cause which we believe is in the best interest of the state to salvage an already rotten situation for the benefit of our people and generations yet unborn”, Tsafe said.