By; DAHIRU SULEMAN, Dutse
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Jigawa State, Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido (Jnr) has inaugurated his campaign council, with a pledge to transform Jigawa, if given the mandate come 2023 elections.
Speaking during the inauguration, the governorship candidate said the campaign council is the supreme advisory body that would guide and coordinate the activities of the campaign directorate under the supervision of the party.
Lamido explained that the council is charged with the responsibility of organising and executing all the party’s campaign activities for the forthcoming elections.
According to him, “you were carefully selected base on merit among thousands of PDP members in the state, but with your credibility and hard-work, I’m sure you will perform above expectations”.
Lamido maintained that, “There are a lot of expectations from the council. Your job is to work for the success of PDP and all the candidates vying for different positions”.
He added that, “You are to work for the victory of our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the governorship candidate and his deputy, the national and state assembly candidates.
“Your work does not end there, we shall form a formidable government and ensure that we deliver on our campaign promises. On the other hand, the party must know that all elected officials must work for the people of Jigawa and not just for their personal interest.
“In this regard, I call on the Jigawa PDP to ensure party loyalty and discipline as well as device means to prevent anyone from being above the party.”
The younger Lamido lauded the dynamism and innovation that has been brought into the political activities in the state by the current leadership of the party as he charged the Campaign Directorate to follow suit.
According to him, “We must transform our politics to be decent, transparent and innovative. While campaigning, we must be diplomatic, tactical and sensitive to the plight of the suffering people, whose lives have been made worse and miserable due to bad governance and gross negligence by our current leaders.
“The PDP has been opportuned to govern Jigawa State for eight years and the country for 16 years. We have seen the level of transformations that took place during those years. You’ve been chosen among thousands of party faithful to help bring back those years.
“You must, therefore, work to keep our movement strong, focused and united. You must carry everyone along because the incoming government of PDP will not succeed without party unity.”
The PDP flag bearer maintained that, by the timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), the ban on presidential and national assembly elections campaigns would be lifted in a matter of hours.
“This means that you’ll soon get to work. I’ve already released part of my vision for Jigawa State and very soon, the complete manifesto will be made available. I want you to follow my vision, understand it and use it to campaign for the PDP.”
He therefore, expressed gratitude to the party members and the youth in particular who crowded the venue of the ceremony.
“I really appreciate you and all the members of the party we did not invite, but because of your commitment to the party, support and love for us, you created time and came to witness this historical activity. I thank you all.”
Alhaji Isa Ahmed Duniya Bahutu, who responded on behalf of other members of the campaign council, assured the party’s candidate and other members of the PDP of working vigorously towards returning the party to power both at the state and national levels.
The council that comprises 26 members, has Alhaji Isa Ahmed Duniya Bahutu as chairman, Alh. Muhammadu Daguro deputy chairman, Alh. Saleh Yahaya and Hon. Idris Ilyasu DanLawan as vice chairmen, while Alhaji Salisu Roni remains DG campaign for 2023.