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Why Barau Jibrin should be considered for position of senate president- APC Chieftains

By Muhammad Muhammad

Against all odds, All Progressives Congress stakeholders in the Northwest geopolitical zone have continued to galvanize support for Senator Barau Jibrin as suitable candidate for the position of senate president.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) youth wing in the Northwest zone have drum support and lined up behind Jibrin, a ranking senator, representing Kano North senatorial district for the plum seat in the 10th national assembly.

SOLACEBASE reports that although, the ruling APC that parade highest number of members in the Senate is yet to categorically made pronouncement where the pendulum will swing, the Northwest youth wing of the party has begun advocate visit to stakeholders to mobilize support for Barau Jibrin.

At a separate advocate visit to Senate Danladi Abdullahi Sankara, a serving senator representing Jigawa North West and former Senator Masa’ud- El-Jibril Doguwa, the two APC stalwarts believed Barau is eminently qualify for the exalted seat.

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Senator Sankara disclosed that ” Barau Jibrin possess the leadership qualities and experiences to stir the ship of the Senate.  He has built bridges across party lines and cultivated the positive attitude in the senate for him to be considered.

“Even though, so many factors will come to play on the floor of the Senate when it comes to the leadership consideration but I believe Jibrin belong to everyone in the senate and I have no doubt he would be considered. As for me, I can assure of my support and mobility of my network for him”. Sankara assured the group.

On his part, former member of the senate, Doguwa revealed he would be rightly positioned to front support for Barau Jibrin’s candidature as senate president only if the APC zone the position to the North west geopolitical zone.

” First, I have to confess to you that I have known Barau Jibrin over the years and I can guarantee his capacity and tenacity. He commands lots of respect from his colleagues as ranking member. That is why it would be difficult to find him wanting because he’s a grassroot mobilizer.

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” So, if God wishes it is Barau’s turn to become senate president it is fine. But basde on my conviction on Barau, that does not negate my support for Alhassan Ado Doguwa to become speaker of house of representatives. Now, the responsibility lie on our party on zoning principle. We would be ready to obey the directive of the party on the zoning method”. Doguwa stressed.

Leader of the APC youth, Mujahideen Zaitawah told journalists that the youth will sustain it’s advocacy and mobilization across critical stakeholders within and outside APC with the aim of winning support for Barau Jibrin.

Zaitawah however cautioned those whipping up religious and regional sentiments against the candidate from the North west noting that Nigerian can no longer fall for any divisive sentiment.

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