A political pressure group, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Tugga Foundation has counseled the incumbent Nigerian ambassador to Germany to contest the Bauchi gubernatorial seat come 2023 general elections.
According to the group, Tuggar’s exposure to the outside world with so many connections abroad would enable him to woo investments to Bauchi state when he eventually assumes the mantle of leadership.
The group in a solidarity meeting held in Bauchi Sunday observed that none of the people aspiring to the governorship position in the state has the credentials Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar possessed, likewise the capability to rule, and the popularity to attract people’s votes.
The Chairman of the Foundation, Bello Muhammad Tukura has told the meeting that their resolve to pull Yusuf Maitama Tuggar into the governorship was borne out of his ability to steer the ship of Bauchi state to an unprecedented height.
“His generousness across the wide spectrum of Bauchi state communities was the traversal force that compels us to roots for Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar’s governorship in Bauchi state come 2023 polls”.
The leader explained that the group membership across the state that attended the solidarity meeting is a clear testimony of Tuggar’s acceptability by the people to assume the much-coveted seat under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Also speaking, a strong pillar of the group, Hon. Abubakar Umar said they have in a number of times elected a governor for Bauchi state with, yet their mandates not fulfilled, hence the choice of versatile politician Ambassador Tuggar to take people to the promised land.
“So we gave Tuggar an ultimatum of two weeks to adhere to our demand of contesting the governorship seat of the state, as failure to show up for the race, we have no option other than to subject him to a competent court of law in the land”, Abubakar frowned.
Hon. Nasiru Bakura is a former chairman of Gamawa Local Government Council, Tuggar’s country home, and Comrade Abdo Danladi Maigoro, both adjudged that Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar is the most qualified and suitable person to lead Bauchi state, hence their resolve to root for him.
They said, “We want the ambassador to make up his mind to gun for the state seat. People want him in the position because of his concern for them. He is a straightforward person. He is very magnanimous and politics is all about magnanimity”.
The supporters further explained that if the All Progressives Congress (APC) wants to recollect its Bauchi seat confiscated via 2019 polls by the PDP, the most suitable aspirant to fill for the race must be Ambassador Tuggar.
Another member of the group, Ahmad Muhammad Tilde while speaking said, “Tuggar has concern not only for the down-trodden people of the state but Nigerians generally. If I can tell you what goodies his ambassadorial position brought to Nigeria, you will thump up that he is the best person to lead us”.
Tilde expressed optimism that with credible and fair elections in Bauchi state comes 2023, APC would grasp back its governorship seat, and called on stakeholders in the party to think twice before fielding any aspirant to the much-coveted seat.