- Senator Ibrahim Idah has declared interest to run for the senatorial seat in the 2019 general elections
- Idah stated that he is going to the Senate to reinforce the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari
- The Katsina state senator said if elected, his priorities would be firstly to facilitate developments from the federal government
Ibrahim Idah, a senatorial aspirant, has declared interest to run for a seat in the upper legislative chamber next year, stating categorically that he is going to the Senate to reinforce the support base of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vanguard reports.
Idah representing Katsina Central senatorial district, disclosed this when he visited the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) chairman Alhaji Shittu Shittu at the party headquarters to declare his intent to join the race.
NAIJ.com gathered that the one time senator said the late Senator Mahmud Kanti Bello and himself did same by standing their grounds against all odds for the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua at the Senate while promising to do same and more for Buhari.
He said: “I was in the Senate from 2007 to 2011. And I have represented the zone. I will do much, much better than I did before. And I want to also ensure that the National Assembly supports the President in all he does. Support the party programmes with a bill implemented by the President.
“If elected my priorities would be firstly to facilitate developments from the Federal government to impact positively on the people of my senatorial district.
“Secondly, I am interested in getting the young people especially employed. During my first tenure, I was able to get 1,800 youths employed. And most of them have also helped others to sustain their families.
“I also have as priority to ensure that the president gets the representation and the support he needs in the National Assembly. Myself and late Senator Kanti Bello stood our ground for Yar’Adua. I’m going back to do same and even more. I am not happy with the face-off between the president and the Senate."
The state party chairman, Shittu Shittu, in his response disclosed that so far five persons have shown interest.
However, Shittu promised fair playing ground for all while urging the aspirants to shun politics of bitterness and hatred but strive to mobilize and get the support of the people to emerge victorious at the end of the day.
NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Shehu Sani said that he believes in the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. The senator spoke after the senators on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with the president on Wednesday, July 25.
Sani said he attended the meeting as a member of the APC caucus in the Senate.
The senator representing Kaduna Central who is considered one of the aggrieved members of the party said he is convinced the party has a leader working towards solving the party’s problem.
Nigeria News: Will Senators, Lawmakers’ Defection from APC Change Power in 2019? On NAIJ.com TV