By Our Correspondent
In preparation for the imminent bye-election in the Kankara-Faskari-Sabuwa federal constituency, Katsina State Governor, Mallam Dikko Umaru Radda, has taken a decisive step by establishing a high-powered committee.
The committee, revealed during the Funtua zonal stakeholders meeting, is set to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign for the crucial election.
The strategic committee is an amalgamation of influential figures, with State Deputy Governor Alhaji Faruq Lawal Jobe at the helm. Senator Muntari Dan Dutse and Barrister Abdullahi Garba Faskari assume the roles of deputy chairman and secretary, respectively.
This powerhouse committee also includes members from various echelons of the APC, ranging from federal and state assemblies, commissioners, special advisers, to party officials from the Funtua zone. Local government representation is secured through the inclusion of state deputy and vice chairmen, council chairmen, and APC chairmen across the eleven local government areas.
Governor Radda expressed gratitude for the stakeholders’ commitment to mobilising card-carrying members, emphasised the significance of maintaining respect for all party leaders, he stressed unity and dedication to the success of the APC.
Additionally, the governor hinted at plans to replicate similar committees in each of the state’s thirty-four local governments, fortifying the party’s grassroots presence.
Deputy Governor Jobe provided insights into ongoing consultations with Funtua zone stakeholders, outlining strategies for victory in the twenty polling units across Kankara and Faskari.
He conveyed confidence in the ruling party securing a resounding win, citing the party’s strong foundation and Governor Radda’s focus on critical issues such as security.
Commending Governor Radda’s seven-month administration for delivering tangible benefits to the people, the State’s APC Chairman Alhaji Sani Ahmed Daura and Senator Muntari Dandutse urged party members to conduct their campaign with politeness and respect for the electorate.
The stage is set for a dynamic political contest as Katsina braces itself for the upcoming bye-election.