By Israel Bulus, Kaduna
The Member representing Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency in the House Of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Shehu Nicholas Garba has appealed to his constituents to support his worthy successor, Hon. Dan Amos as the House Held its valedictory session to end the 9th Assembly.
The member, in a statement obtained by THE PUNCH on Wednesday, said he was gratified by the knowledge that he’ll be succeeded by a friend and confidant.
Nicholas expressed confidence that Hon. Dan Amos will build on the modest achievements he recorded over the years while wishing him well as he takes over from him.
” I implore our Constituency to accord him the same level of support and encouragement that was given to me,” He added.
The text reads in parts;
Today, the House of Representatives held a valedictory session to draw the curtain on the 9th Assembly. As I bow out of the National Assembly, I want to thank the Almighty God who alone charts the path of all Mortals.
I want to thank the entirety of the People of Jema’a/Sanga Federal Constituency for reposing their confidence in me by voting for me on 3 consecutive occasions to serve as their Representative. I thank my Party, the PDP, and its leadership at all levels for providing me with the Platform.
I also thank my political Associates for their unwavering trust and support. I thank our Religious, Traditional, and Community Leaders for their prayers and guidance over the years of my representation.
While not all dreams were realized, I thank God for the modest Footprints that I am leaving behind in the 23 Wards I had the privilege of representing.
I want to specifically thank my Aides whose support over the years contributed to making my work at the National Assembly easy and seamless.
To my Wife and Children, I say a big thank you for the many years of sacrifice and deprivation that accompanied my involvement in Partisan politics.
For those I must have offended or come short of their expectations in the course of my representation, I plead for forgiveness as I am but a mere mortal.
As I exit the stage, I am gratified by the knowledge that I am being succeeded by a friend and confidant, Hon Dan Amos. I do not doubt that he will build on the modest achievements I recorded and I am wishing him well. I implore our Constituency to accord him the same level of support and encouragement that was given to me.
In conclusion, I am inspired by the words of a great thinker who said life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood. I have learned a lot of lessons over the past 12 years and understand life better now.
I thank God and the People of Jema’a/Sanga for the opportunity.