‘NDP was deregistered to stop IBB’

Since the NDP on which platform you contested as governor in 2011 has been de-registered by INEC, which platform do you intend to use in 2015?
The budget spenders, whose only responsibility has been to print permanent voters’ card with no technical skills to conduct free and fair election de-registered my party because they realized that our party was trying to bring Gen. Ibrahim Babangida to contest as president.  INEC is still lacking in providing technical skills that would have moved Nigerian democracy forward. It is only bent on unnecessary spending of task payers money. Nigerians will not tolerate such excesses anymore. Unless they want us to have interim government that will change the whole leadership of INEC before the 2015 election.
Do you feel the same about INEC in Kebbi State?
In Kebbi State, we must thank Hon. Justice Laraba for having the courage to cancel the election conducted by INEC that imposed a governor on our peace loving state. May God spare her life to meet with me in government house by the year 2015.
On which platform do you intend to run?
Well, I am still consulting with various stakeholders in different parties to come up with a formidable party to win election and re-construct Kebbi State that has been neglected by the present leadership. Any aspirant waiting for Dakingari to anoint him is not a serious candidate. All aspirants should work hard to present themselves to the electorate with good programmes to enable them compete with young modern politicians who are ready to make Kebbi the Dubai of Africa. The person should be able to create jobs through agriculture, reform of the civil service, improve internal revenue generation and provide enabling environment for investors to explore abundant mineral resources in the state.
Most Kebbi aspirants are waiting for the governor to anoint them. Why is this so?
They are those who are not serious and credible enough to win elections in the state. A common man in the street of Kebbi will tell you that some of these aspirants are not well known in Kebbi, even those brought in to rid Aliero from Kebbi politics. There is one among them who will not even attempt to contest because he has done nothing for our people in the state since he was given public office. As for the General, they said he does not have direction. Samaila Sambawa is a nice person but I think he will surely destroy his past relationship if he ever attempts to contest. Farouk Bunza has the opportunity to represent us as the next CBN governor so he will not stake his reputation. There is another one being touted who I see as a weak politician who will automatically fail even if N20 billion is to be given to him as campaign contribution. Gen Tanko Ayuba knows me as the only credible candidate with blood and good relation in Zuru and can secure votes in all the emirates than any undemocratic aspirants. My cousin Mansa Musa is a retired custom officer like Aliero and  Dakingari and is holding the highest traditional title of Dangaladiman Wazirin Gwandu. He will surely support me as his brother to re-construct Kebbi.
What would you say about government’s effort in ending insurgency in Nigeria?
Some of the failures of government in fighting this menace is the failure of those close to President Goodluck Jonathan to advice him to dialogue with Boko Haram to enable us have peace in our country.
How do you intend to mobilize resources to actualize your ambition?
Like I said earlier, INEC only concentrates on how to spend billions, forgetting their responsibilities of creating good atmosphere for the country to have credible leaders that can stop corruption and convict  bad leaders from contesting. They are afraid to exercise their constitutional right, and that is why they align themselves with only the government in power.
Which presidential aspirant are you likely to support?
I have worked with politicians, academicians, seasoned administrators and industrialists, I know Gen Muhammadu Buhari as honest and dedicated personality. President Goodluck Jonathan on the other hand, has human sympathy. He has however, ignored our call to re-shuffle the entire cabinet and put young politicians with fresh ideas to help him at this moment and in future. Jonathan refused to introduce monetisation policy to reduce government spending, he refused to reduce the number of ministries, parastatals and agencies to reduce corruption. He refused to improve Nigeria’s relation with D8 countries especially Iran and has failed to contact Russia for military advance missiles to protect our country. That is why we are still with unemployment, increase in armed robbery, kidnapping, oil bunkering and insurgency.
What is the way forward?
Politicians need to be cautioned to stop mixing politics with religion and stop mingling with religious leaders that are bent on destroying our country.

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