As more and more aspirants declare their intention to seek for political positions, the heir to the throne of Argungu Emirate, Alhaji Ibrahim Mera (Ciroma) and younger brother to the incumbent emir of Argungu, has declared his intention to contest the Kebbi State governorship seat in the 2019 general elections.
Mera, a former deputy comptroller general, Nigeria Customs Service, made the official declaration in Birnin Kebbi when he visited All Progressives Congress (APC) state leaders in the state secretariat yesterday.
He said that he would focus on health, agriculture and education sectors if elected while also promising to pay special attention to youth and social development, and improve the state’s infrastructure.
“My desire to contest the seat was borne out of the love I have for my state and its people. After I served my country excellently and diligently in the Nigerian Custom Service, I deemed it patriotic to come home and contribute my quota to the development of Kebbi State and its people,” he said.
At the APC state secretariat, the financial secretary of the party, Alhaji Ali Bature received the governorship aspirant on behalf of the state chairman of the party, Alhaji Bala Kangiwa, and told the governorship aspirant that the leaders of the party had already endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Atiku Bagudu for presidential and governorship seats respectively.
“We have never seen you in any of our party’s programme or meetings for three years now; but as a member of our party, you have the right to contest in any position you want in our party,” he said.
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