By: Abdullahi Faruk, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi Governor- Elect, Dr Nasir Idris, has described the Attorney- General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, as one of the major susbtance of his victory at the concluded gubernatorial election in the state.
He disclosed this at a victory Walima (Reception Dinner) organized by the Khadimiyya for Justice and Development Initiative (KJDI) in Birnin Kebbi.
He said” Minister Malami is a progressive democrat and patriotic citizen who has contributed immensely in nation building, particularly in the judiciary.
“The minister’s position to the state through his various charity foundation,like KJDI, is one of the major substance of my victory at the polls.
“I also thank him for his support and guidance in the political tango which led to the APC victory as the just concluded Governorship Election in the state.”
Dr. Nasir said the state would forever remain grateful to the minister for being worthy Patriots ambassador of the state.
“This is evident in the number of developmental projects he has brought in nooks and crannies of the state.
“KJDI founded by the minister is one of the good things that happened to the state, considering the invaluable humanitarian activities in the state, ” he said.
The governor- elect reiterated his avowed commitment of being fair and just in steering the affairs of the state.
In his remarks, Malami, said the victory of the APC gubernatorial candidate at the just concluded supplementary election on April 15 was a true reflection of the people’s choice in the state.
He assured people of the state that the state would witness significant development under the leadership of Dr. Nasir Idris.
“This is possible and realistic considering his vast experience and the and style of leadership he had exhibited at the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT),” he said.
Minister Malami lmplore the governor-elect to continue to be God -fearing in the discharge of his statutory responsibilities when sworn- in come May 29.
He also assured Dr. Nasir of his continued support via useful advice that would help him redeem his campaign pledges to the electorate.
Also speaking, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, represented by the Commissioner of Education Alhaji Hassan Shallah, described the Walima as a reflection of a genuine love and goodwill for the governor- elect, the APC and the state in general.
He noted,” The impressive attendance at the Walima is an indication of the love the people have for the governor- elec,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairman Khadimiyya Board of Trustees, Alhaji Abubakar Gotomo, said the Walima was organised to express appreciation to the almighty Allah for granting the wish of the populace through the emergence of Dr Idris as the state governor -elect.
“The Walima is organized in line with the Islamic teaching to further express gratitude to Almighty Allah for the numerous bounties.
” This is in addition to reassuring the governor- elect that Khadimiyya will continue to support him just as it did during the electioneering campaign activities,” he said.