A Bauchi State politician Alhaji Ahmed Shuaibu, popularly known as Rabagardama, has declared his intention to run for Bauchi South Senatorial seat in the 2023 election.
The 2007 gubernatorial candidate announced his decision today Sunday in Bauchi when he addressed journalists.
He said his decision is also to answer the clarion call from thousands of his supporters as the most experienced candidate among all the aspirants and to enable him give them the kind of representation they are presently lacking in the Senate.
“My decision to re-contest the senate seat is driven by concern for the youth, women and to seek a clearer alternative to the status quo that would tackle challenges currently facing the state and nation.
“In Bauchi our governor is changing the narratives through the execution of developmental projects in the area of road, health care, education, agriculture, and provision of essential social services required by Bauchi people, but he needs the required support at the National Assembly” Shuaibu said.
He said he will not run for the office of the governor now because he is satisfied with the performance vof the present Bauchi Governor the way he is transforming the State.
Rabagardama said he contested for the office of the governor in the past was because he felt Bauchi was not getting the development it deserved, but within two years of Governor Bala Mohammed he had proven to be the genuine son of the soil through his numerous achievements.
Shuaibu said Governor Bala put his political opponents to shame by opening the state for development and for bringing investors in.
The politician, who contested in 2007 for Bauchi governorship seat, ran against people like Alhaji Nadada Umar, former Secretaty to the Bauchi State Government.
In 2007, Mu’azu ended his tenure but sponsored Nadada in PDP against Isa Yuguda, who dumped the PDP and joined ANPP. Rabagardama contested under ACN, but Yuguda won the election