Najeeb Sani, a correspondent with the Blueprint newspapers and the Financial Secretary of the National Union of Journalists Bauchi State Chapter, has declared interest to contest for the Bauchi Local Government Chairmanship position under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the forthcoming polls in the state.
Najeeb made the declaration on Tuesday when he picked the Chairmanship nomination form for Bauchi Local Government Council.
In a press statement issued to reporters in Bauchi, the young journalist said his decision to contest for the chairmanship position is to carry the not too young to run cross. Where he said: “I wish to inform you that I have purchased a form to run for Bauchi Local Government Chairmanship in the forthcoming 17th October, 2020 Election.”
Where he pointed rightly that it is high time for the youth to take their destiny into their own hands.
“We should not only advocate youth involvement in governance but should be bold enough to run for elective offices. And I decided to join one of the major parties. I am contesting under the platform of the APC. I solicit your support and prayers”, the statement read in part.
According to him, many people who contest for local governments offices in the country are not well enlightened and do not know what leadership is all about emphasizing that local governments are important tiers of government that need people with ideas to lead them.
He commended governor Bala Mohammed for deeming it fit to conduct local governments elections considering that the last LG Elections in Bauchi State was conducted in 2008.
Sani, condemned the practice of appointing caretakers to rule over the Local Government and urged Governor Bala to insure that the polls is not to rigged in favour of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).