The Amalgamated Union of Bauchi State Students Union’ of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has assured the governorship candidate of the (APC) in Bauchi State, retired Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar of massive votes from students of Bauchi State origin.
The assurance was given by a students’ pressure group who declared support for the Sadique and unanimously endorsed his candidacy for the Saturday, March 18 elections.
The group made their position public at an interactive meeting with all the 20 LGA executive members held at Double 4 Event Hall in Bauchi.
The group through the Campaign Director of Students’ Affairs to Ambassador Sadique, Comrade Farouk Saleh Toro, Jamilu Mato and Abdurrahman Shuaibu said Bauchi State students have now shifted their loyalty to the governorship candidature of the APC.
The former President of the National Union of Bauchi State Students (NUBASS), said the students expressed optimism that, if voted as Bauchi next Governor, the former Chief of Air Staff will revamp the education sector as well rekindle the hope of the students.
Toro said the gathering was aimed at endorsing the candidate of the APC saying that it also deliberated on issues bordering on the plight of the Bauchi State Students, especially, the lingering problem of non-payment of scholarship in the state.
He said “The students are gathered here to endorse the candidacy of Ambassador Sadique Baba Abubakar, because of the good intention he has towards the educational development of Bauchi Sate.”
He lamented that the present administration in the state does not have concern for the plight of the students due to its failure to pay scholarships, JAMB, WAEC or NECO fees for the students.
According to him, education is the backbone of every society and any society that didn’t prioritize education is bound to collapsed. He also noted that Bauchi State has the highest number of dropouts and out-of-school children in the entire country.