LGs polls: Bauchi Journalist Declares For Chairman
From Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi
Najib who is a correspondent of Blueprint Newspaper and financial secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state made the declaration Tuesday in a statement issued to reporters.
The 32 year old journalist said he was motivated to join the race in order to ensure that he does not only advocate youth involvement in governance but participate fully in politics.
Picture of Najib Sani
Najib said many people who contest for local governments offices in the country are not well enlightened and do not know what leadership is all about emphasizing that local governments are important tiers of government that need people with ideas to lead them.
He commended governor Bala Mohammed for the idea to conduct local governments elections in the state instead of appointing caretakers to rule the councils just as he urged him not to rig the election in favour of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
“I wish to inform you that I have purchased form to run for Bauchi local government chairman in the forthcoming October election. I believe that it is high time for the youth to take our destiny into our own hands.
“We should not only advocate youth involvement in governance but should be bold enough to run for elective offices. And I decided to join one of the major parties. I am contesting under the platform of the APC. I solicit your support and prayers.” The statement reads.
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