By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
An All Progressives Congress(APC) gubernatorial aspirant in Sokoto state, Alhaji Farouk Malami Yabo has said that his ambition was informed by the call from patriotic citizens in the state to serve them.
He however, hinged his focus on fast tracking opportunities and policies that would support the actualisation of positive blue print and rolling plan to launch the state on the path of transparency, accountability, collectivity, that would translate to generating employment, reposition the state’s aching education sector, boost agriculture for food sufficiency and security, upgrade the health facilities in rural areas and expand road networks as well rejuvenate water supply organs and schemes.
Yabo who was two times Commissioner in the immediate past administration of former Governor Aliyu Wamakko between 2007 and 2015, was in charge of the Ministries of Local Government and Community Development and that of Finance respectively.
Speaking exclusively to our correspondent in Sokoto, Yabo described the call as purposeful for the transformation of the state to prosperity.
According to Yabo who is believed to be popular especially among the youths as well women in the state, ” I have to identify with the struggle and vision of hope that the ruling APC nucleus is built on for good governance.
” My ambition is synonymous with the conventional clarion call by the people of Sokoto state who believe I have the characteristics and visionary record to lead them.”
The former Commissioner who is from the same Senatorial District with incumbent Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal maintained that he had no better choice of political platform than APC.
” The bond of political support and commitment enjoyed by the party from people in Sokoto state further convinced my decision to vie in the fold.”
In the same vein, Yabo noted with optimism that the much celebrated 2019 elections were nothing but good omen for the ruling APC at all levels” I remain convinced that we will sail in victory and President Muhammadu Buhari shall emerge with land slide votes to complete his second term of 4 years”, he pointed out.
Yabo, who is popularly called “Man of the people” across the state also acknowledged the political resilience of his mentor, leader and demystified Senator Aliyu Wamakko for liberating the spirit of Sokoto people for the progressives under the APC.
The front-line popular politician noted that the APC led Federal Government had achieved a lot in so many respects of human and infrastructural development across the country under President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that” he obviously and earnestly need a second term to consolidate his works for Nigeria and Nigerians.”