All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain and House of Representatives member from Nguru/Yusufari/Karasuwa/Machina Constituency, Hon. Sidi Yakubu Karasuwa, has unfolded his governorship ambition in Yobe State.
He has written letters to party chieftains and his supporters on his bid, urging them to elect him as the flagbearer at the primary.
Karasuwa is a two-time Director- General of Governor Ibrahim Gaidam Campaign Organisation in 2011 and 2015, former commissioner and former Chairman of Karasuwa Local Government.
He is the only chieftain who has informed the governor about his intention to succeed him.
Other interested chieftains are still struggling Gaidam’s endorsement.
Apart from informing the governor about his ambition, Karasuwa has also delivered a letter to Gaida, asking him to endorse him as the candidate.
In the letter, Karasuwa described himself as the most competent person to succeed the governor, promising to sustain the principles and legaciesof the APC.
He extolled the leadership qualities and contributions of Gaidam to the growth of the state, despite the daunting Boko Haram challenges in the last seven years.
The aspirant has also launched a massive inter-personal mobilisation campaign to realise his ambition.
In the letter titled: ‘Soliciting your support to contest the 2019 Yobe governorship,’ he said: “
“I want to profoundly appreciate your abundant contributions to the development of our dear party state. Your commitment to the values of good governance which is in line with the consistent mantra of both the Government of His Excellency Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam and our great party, APC is highly commendable.
“The success story of the present administration will not be completed without your valued contributions, through the government was faced with various challenges of security and infrastructure, but with Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam quickly hit the ground running with great passion to surmount the litany of socio economic challenges in the state.
“So, with the gradual winding down of the tenure of the current administration in view, I will like to use this opportunity to inform you of my desire to present myself to run for the office of the governor of Yobe State on the platform of our great and formidable party, APC in the 2019 general elections.
“In the same vein do solicit your support and cooperation in this collective enterprise of building on the gains already made by our dear governor and leader.
“I will be most honored to have your unalloyed support in collectively building on the concrete foundation laid by Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam to ensure its continuity and sustainability for the benefit of our people.
“While anticipating your much needed support, I pray that Almighty Allah will guide, protect and give us the wisdom to succeed.”