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Retired chief of air staff, Sadique Abubakar joins Bauchi guber race

Retired chief of air staff, Sadique Abubakar has joined the governorship race in Bauchi on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Recall that Abubakar served as chief of air staff from 2015 to January 2021 when President Muhammadu Buhari replaced him and other service chiefs.

The president later appointed him as Nigeria’s ambassador to Chad. He has resigned that appointment.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, the former ambassador said he inaugurated his campaign office on Thursday and gave vehicles to party leaders in the state.

Abubakar said if elected governor, he would bring Bauchi back on track “to recovery and sustainable development”.

“On Thursday, I commissioned my #Bauchi2023 Governorship campaign office and distributed branded vehicles to the State party office, LGA party office, and LGA advisory committee in furtherance of my campaign,” he tweeted.

“Today our state is bedeviled by high unemployment, poor health, and a large number of out-of-school children. Our focus is to ensure that Bauchi is back on track to recovery and sustainable development. On the issue of out-of-school children, we will revive and bring back to life our comatose public education.

“On the issue of maternity death, we will provide facilities and expertise that will help, and by the grace of God, curb the menace of maternal death due to lack of healthcare access.

“And on the path of agriculture we will devise new ways to secure the people and support them in realizing higher yields beyond the normal subsistence level to an industrial level.

“We thank the State Party Chairman and his excos, dignitaries, and the great people of Bauchi for honoring our invitation to this event. We want to use this opportunity to call on our delegates to put this party’s interest and elect a candidate that has the will, determination and support of the people to win the election come 2023.”

 

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