The Governor of Adamawa state, Senator Muhammadu Umar Jibrilla Bindo while making a Passionate call to the people of the state to freely go out on Saturday to cast their civic right, reiterating that the entire north-east has every reason to Vote for president Muhammadu Buhari again.
Bindo made a statement through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Macauley Hunohashi, saying that it is necessary because of the pragmatic steps the ruling APC is taking to address previous government’s 16 years of backwardness, underdevelopment and lack of vision.
“For us in the north-east”, the governor says, “we have every reason to re-elect President Buhari, because we were under constant attacks and occupation by Boko Haram, with about seven local governments of Adamawa State taken over by the dreaded insurgents.
Today, the good news is that of relative peace and freedom with a convivial atmosphere for worshipers, free movement across borders and interaction.
“We shall also remain grateful for the various road network that would link our dear state with other parts of the country: Numan/Jalingo road, Numan/Gombe road, Toungo/Jada/Ganye/Mayo Belwa road, Jimeta/Mubi/Maiduguri road, all concieved and awarded by President Muhammadu Buhari led administration in the last three and half years.
We should reciprocate with our votes as a demonstration of our appreciation.” The statement noted
Jibrilla further stated that, put together, previous administration s have not achieved one tenth of what he has done in the last three and half years.
He made the call Following the Federal Government’s declaration of February 22nd (friday)as public holiday, to enable voters travel for the elections, has assured citizens of their safety while urging them to come out in their numbers to cast their votes for President Muhammadu Buhari and other candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
He said tangible projects that have been completed and many that are in progress are there for Nigerians to see and appreciate. And they include massive rail road projects, inter city highways and bridges, mass housing construction, food security and many people oriented interventions.
“When the good people of Adamawa State elected me in 2015, there was general state of despondency because seven months salary arrears were being owed the state civil servants, infrastructure had collapsed, basic facilities had decayed, coupled with lack of vision and absence of political will for development and poor commitment. But, today, the story is different as we have paid all the salaries that we inherited, rehabilitated and constructed new classroom blocks in most of our pioneer secondary schools in Numan, Demsa, Ganye, Hong and Yola, we have provided facilities after declaring a state of emergency in the education sector.
Our major hospitals in the state are wearing new looks and we have constructed close to 400 new township roads with modern drainage system and street light, we have also intervened in the agricultural sector with the purchase of over 150 tractors, being the first of its kind, ever, since the creation of Adamawa state”, he noted.
While assuring citizens of their safety before, during and after the polls, the governor urged eligible voters, on their part, to shun vote-buying tendencies and needless election violence with emphasis that, “president Buhari is our in-law, a nationalist and patriot with no known history of corruption allegation against him and that is why i would urge all of you to vote wisely to avoid crying over spilled milk”.