By Adamu Aminu
The Kano State’s PDP gubernatorial flag bearer in the forthcoming elections, Abba Kabir Yusuf, says if elected, he pledged to cancel security votes, which he described it as an avenue of looting from the public treasury.
Abba Yusuf stated this on Saturday while briefing newsmen at an event to mark his 56 years birthday organised by a group of various Kwankwasiyya political-sects held in Kano.
He said that it is undeniably known that security votes are regarded as a looting-spree platform where the huge amounts of money provided, spent unaccounted for.
“Consequently, ending up draining through the pockets of selfish few, in their insatiable quest to self-enrichment out of public coffers,” Abba said
Abba cited that, “in 1999 when the former state governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso came on board in his first tenure he scrapped security votes, likewise in 2007 when he returned for the second tenure, he stood on his earlier opinion of using them in providing meaningful projects for the betterment of the state”
The Kano PDP candidate added that it is glaringly obvious that the state is lagging behind on various developmental aspects such as; education, commerce, industry, agriculture and many more.
He stressed that if elected into office in the forthcoming election he will apply his wealth of experience to deal and addressed them squarely.
In a remark, the convener of the event, Mallam Nura Iro Maaji of Movement For Better Kano says they were gathered to rejoiced with the PDP gubernatorial flag bearer Alh. Abba Kabir Yusif for attaining 56 years of age successfully.
Maaji added that the birthday gathering dispels the rumours that Abba Kabir Yusif is too young and naive to stand for the gubernatorial candidacy of Kano State.
“Abba Kabir Yusif is a matured and well-baked politicians, who is equal to the task by attaining 56 years of age and undoubtedly acquired gentlemanly disposition,” Maaji said.
Cakes were cut, gifts accolades as well as encomium were presented to the celebrant – PDP gubernatorial aspirant Mal. Abba Kabir Yusif.
The birthday party had in attendance of supporters of PDP Kwankwasiyya-sect donning red caps signifying their political ideology.