By; IBRAHIM ADAMU, Kaduna
As 2023 General Election draws nearer with Politicians strategizing on best line of action to take to brighten their political chances , a pan Arewa political movement known as Northern Youth Rights Protection has called on Senator Yusuf A. Yusuf to contest as Governor of Taraba State , saying his detribalized and exemplary leadership qualities would take the state to a higher level in terms of peace , unity and development.
Chairman of the Group , Comrade Abdullahi Mainkano in a press statement eulogised the Taraba Central Senator for his positive contributions on debates centered on National issues , the north in particular , stating that Yusuf was one of the few voices at the Upper Chamber who had shown genuine concern about rising insecurity and other problems troubling the North.
Comrade Mainkano mentioned youth and women empowerment , attracting Federal Government and foreign projects , scholarship to students , infrastructure development among others as achievements of the senator for his constituency.
He added that senator Yusuf as a detribalized and cosmopolitan politician who highly believed in the principle of treating people equally irrespective of their religious , political or ethnic affiliations , should be given the chance to govern a multi- ethnic state such as Taraba in the interest of lasting peace and enduring coexistence amongst various tribes in the state , which he noted had had her share in ethnic-religious crisis.
” I must mention for the record an incident with nostalgia when the senator was a special guest at Ahmadu Bello University , Zaria where he engaged Law students from Taraba State in dialogue as they enumerated their challenges one after the other .
” He listened with rapt attention for hours despite his tight schedule as he proffered instant solutions to their numerous problems without bias to tribe or religion.
” The senator , I must say reminds us by his words and actions of the late Sardauna who was passionate and committed to human and infrastructure development in Nigeria and north in particular.
” Senator Yusuf has exhibited rare leadership qualities by demonstrating that leadership is about service to the people and must be put first above personal advantages.
” It is our collective decision as youth awareness groups in the north to study and follow antecedents of political office holders to streamline and drum supports for deserving individuals who have distinguished themselves in service to people and country and ensure they remain relevant in our political space .
” This we will continue to do until our polity is peopled by men of conscience , truth and commitment to development of the society and her people,” Mainkano said .