Mahmud Abdullahi

Politicians and Media practitioners on Thursday stormed Lapai local government area of Niger state as former Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Alhaji Mahmud Abdullahi officially declared his intention to contest for the seat of House of Representative to represent Agaie/Lapai Federal Constituency under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

The eight years media aide to late governor Abdullahi Abdulkadir Kure who is popularly called the People’s Chief made his declaration before a large crowd APC Party’s secretariat in Lapai where to disclosed that in parliament what is needed is the techniques to lobby and pressure to get things done for the people.

Mahmud while addressing the people including Political bigwigs and media practitioners, assured of better representation in the lower chamber of the National Assembly and called for the support of the people to ensure victory so as to actualize his dream.

He revealed that as a rural person who is aware of the problems of the people assured to do everything humanly possible to change the political narrative if given the opportunity to serve.

Former Commissioner of Information Strategy and culture, Mr Jonathan Tsado Vatsa in an interview said that 2023 will surely be different because democracy is advancing hence the need for better candidate who will work for the interest of the people.

He said that the electorates have leant their lessons following the past mistakes of voting for non competent persons who went their to represent some few individuals and groups at the detriment of the masses called for restraint in the forthcoming elections in the state.

Vatsa described Alhaji Mahmud Abdullahi as the man of the people who always emphasize on how to improve the quality of living of the people who deserved to be given the opportunity to serve who will surely work for his people.

The Nigeria Union of Journalists Niger State Council, Comrade Abu Nmadu said that the aspirant is fully aware of the dynamics of the National Assembly especially the lower chamber and should be given the mandate to serve.

Chairman APC, Lapai, Alhaji Usman Ndagi Achitukpa, while assuring of their support told the people that the aspirant is a well known individual who had served the state meritoriously and never found wanting.

Daniel Okpole Atori is a public affairs analyst, Communication Expert, Media facilitator, renowned Journalist with flair for high professionalism in the media world spanning over 13 years. He has worked with Pen Watch Newspaper, Nigerian Compass Newspapers and currently with Eagle Online as Niger State Bureau Chief and New Telegraph Newspapers as Niger State Correspondent

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