Arewa APC Solidarity Forum (AASF), a group of APC supporters from the North, has called on the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) to put its house in order and push for Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya (APC Kano South) to become the next deputy president of the senate to avoid the intrigue that led to the opposition party producing the deputy senate president in the 8th senate.
The president of the group, Comrade Bulama Abdulrahman said after careful examination the group has come to the conclusion that there is no better choice for the office at the moment than Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya.
Bulama added that Senator Gaya was a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and played important role for its emergence. He described Gaya as an experienced politician, who has been elected and re-elected severally to the senate. He further said that being reelected for the fourth time is a big feat that the party should take advantage of by giving him the job.
He stated that Gaya’s credential, as senator is so intimidating that opponents dread thinking of. He said that the former Kano State governor has seen politics from the executive point, having been elected governor of Kano State in 1992 on the platform of National Republican Convention (NRC) before the tenure was cut short by the military in November 1993.
Bulama said that the senator has held many positions at committee level. Senator Kabiru Gaya was Senate’s Deputy Whip from 2007-2011; the vice- chairman, Local and Foreign Debts; chairman States and Local Government Administration in the Senate 2011-2015, the position he used to return peace to Rivers State when there was political tussle in the state House of Assembly, resulting in the Senate taking over legislative activities of the Rivers State House of Assembly until normalcy was returned.
Bulamas said that when Senator Gaya was inaugurated at the senate in 2015, he became first African to be elected Vice–president Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) African Group.
He noted that Gaya is a senator that believes in Nigeria and Nigerians and considered the country as his constituency. “As believer in his party’s manifesto to rid the country of financial ills, he sponsored a bill to establish a separate court for speedy trial of financial offenders, but the 8th Senate did not do much for the passage of the bill, but as deputy senate president, he will ensure that the vision of Mr. President for the country gets accelerated attention,” he added.
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