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FORMER SPEAKER DECLARES FOR ZAMFARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL SEAT BY-ELECTION

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FORMER SPEAKER DECLARES FOR ZAMFARA CENTRAL SENATORIAL SEAT BY-ELECTION

The immediate past Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Sanusi Garba Rikiji has declared his intention to run for the Zamfara Central Senatorial District seat ahead of the upcoming by-election to the position in the state.


This is contained in a statement issued in Gusau on Thursday by the State APC Publicity Secretary, Yusuf Idris.
According to Idris, the former Speaker announced his declaration officially when visited state APC Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Danfulai at the state APC Headquarters along Sokoto By-Pass Road, Gusau.


According to him, the vacancy for the Zamfara Central Senatorial position was recently created with the selection of Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha who adequately represented the area as the Deputy Governor of the state.
Rikiji who served as the Speaker of the state House of Assembly for two terms of four years each, was until his declaration for the senatorial position the Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

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He told the state APC executives under the Chairmanship of Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani that he wants to occupy the senate seat in order to further contribute his quota to the political and socio-economic growth of the state.


He also explained that he intends to add quality to the good representation past senators had made at the national assembly as well as assist and support the efforts of governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle MON in the face of security challenges confronting the state while also joining the governor in the making of a new Zamfara.


He thanked the party leaders in the state for the reception given him and pledged his continues loyalty to the party and its leadership for the growth and development of the state.
Responding, the Zamfara state APC Chairman, Hon. Tukur Umar Danfulani expressed happiness in the way the aspirant followed due process in declaring his good intention.


Danfulani who wished his guest the best in his ambition noted that as leaders of the party who have vowed to be fair and just to all its loyal members, the party will leave its doors wide open for all interested and qualified members to contest for the position.


He further said, Zamfara people deserve the best representation and the party will align with the people in ensuring that the best person is supported to the senate on their behalf.

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