Consensus candidate: Niger Governorship aspirant says, he will abide by any decision taken by APC
By Naseer Al-sirajdeen, Minna
A governorship aspirant in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Sanda Abdullahi, has said that he will abide by any position taken by his party, All Progressive Congress, APC as regard to consensus candidate.
Alhaji Umar Sanda, noted that the party is greater than an individual, stating that if the party decided that consensus candidate should emerge, he will for the success of the party, abide by the position of the party in the overall interest of the APC at the general elections.
Addressing Journalists at a press conference in Minna, Niger state capital during the weekend, the governorship aspirant maintained that he will not hesitate to go by the party’s decision.
Sanda said his declaration to aspire to the governorship position of Niger State was his desired to reposition and harnessing the agricultural potential abound in the state and to improve the revenue base as well.
According to him, “Niger State deserves a highly committed governor that is both willing and able to mitigate the current difficulties and move the state forward agriculturally and developmentally towards improving the revenue base of the state and create job opportunities for the teaming unemployed graduates in the state.”
And to be able to accomplish this, he said the leadership must have a good background and genuine interest in Agriculture to cash in on the agro- allied competitive advantage, leverage on it to propel the economy to prosperity.
“In addition to this premium quality, the state also desires a leader that posses vast experience in entrepreneurship, a cognitive understanding of the plight of the rural dwellers and a genuine acquaintance with contemporary urban renewal concepts and communal governance” he asserted.
He observed that Niger state is richly endowed with both industrious human and Abundant natural resources “and going by the enormous goodwill and authority therein the office of the governor, it will take one’s ability and sincerity of purpose to galvanize necessary resources and institutions to propel the state to the path of sustainable development”.
He noted that with the shackle of poverty among the vast majority of the people both in the rural and urban settings was duty- bound on him if voted into office in 2023 to stem the ugly trend, stressing that he will bring to bear his entrepreneurial experience to enhance both individual and collective welfare and prosperity of the people in a well secured environment.
He insisted that with his conviction, he decided to engage in a wide and lengthy consultations with citizens of different backgrounds, experiences and opinion over a period of times, stating that “the encouragement and frank submission that came out of the consultations has further strengthened my determination to actually come out to offer myself in service to my people and my land”.