BY ISRAEL BULUS, KADUNA
Hon. Augustine Adamu has declared his intention to run for the office of the Kachia Local Government council’s chairmanship seat under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next coming elections.
Declaring his intention before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and all the APC Ward Chairmen and community leaders at Sabon Sarki Market Square, Augustine, a ginger business mogul, disclosed that he was in the race to make a difference by creating a positive impact and building a legacy that will outlive his tenure in office.
He explained that many individuals from the Kachia Local Government constituent came calling, from those in politics to those in the educational sector, civil service, farmers, businessmen, women and youth, for him to avail himself to contest for the chairmanship office.
Mr Adamu noted that he has been an educationist and later a businessman. “I have never envisaged been a politician, not because I do not have an interest in politics, but because I believe in fairness, justice, equity and respect for constituted authority and these qualities I have not found in many who play politics at the moment.”
“It’s was upon this premise that I embarked on massive consultations and prayers for the will of God to guide me, having consulted my family, friends, community leaders, farmers, marketers and politicians, and the answer is positive, even though I would have preferred it to the contrary,” he said.
According to him, Kachia LGA was bedevilled with a lot of problems, lack of good road network, non-availability of good drinking water with schools in deplorable condition, hospitals in a dilapidated state and the major economic activity (ginger) was in total comatose (even though we are already working at salvaging the situation (as you can see with the 2020-2021 season), besides that the security architecture of the local government is grossly faulty.
Accordingly, “if becoming chairman would not lead to the resolution of these problems, then I would have no business contesting” noting that “if we agree that bringing a lasting solution to the problems is why I should contest, then I will honour your call” stressing that the above-painted scenario was what he explained to all who came asking him to vie for the office.
Mr Adamu maintained that “good and visionary leaders distinguish themselves in the office at tough and difficult times of financial drought.” He, however, cautioned his supporters to desist from politics of bigotry and bitterness, saying “do not insult anybody. If I lose the local government election today, I could be happier than the person who won the election,” Augustine Adamu said.
The Special Assistant to the Kaduna State Governor on Economic Matters, Hon. Samuel Hadwyah said that just as people took to the streets in celebration of President Mohammadu Buhari’s victory, “we are sure of your victory at the end of the council polls.”
According to Hadwyah, grassroots politicians like Augustine should be considered worthy for the office of Chairmanship, adding that they are the kind of politicians that know the plight of the common man in the Village, not those in the cities.”
He, therefore, called on the people in the area to give their maximum support, stressing that profound support will entrench fairness, justice and the dividends of democracy in the Kachia Local Government Area