The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan was on Thursday received by massive crowds while on his campaign trail in Yobe Northhis spokesman, Mr. Ola Awoniyi, has said
In a statement, Awoniyi noted that his boss, Lawan, who is the All Progressives Congress(APC) Senatorial candidate for Yobe North, witnessed similar reception on Wednesday while in Machina, Nguru and Karasuwa Local Government Areas of Yobe State.
Machina is the hometown of Lawan’s fellow contestant for the APC ticket, Bashir Machina, who was finally dropped by the Supreme Court, though he won at the High Court and the Appeal Court.
According to Awoniyi, on Thursday Lawan first stopped at Yusufari in Yusufari Local Government where he was celebrated by party supporters and also their monarch, HRH Alhaji Mohammad Ibn Zannah Zakaria, who honoured him with the title of Walin Yusufari.
The Senate President urged the people to show their political strength in Yobe State by voting en masse for APC and particularly its Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima, the Yobe State Governor who is going for his second term, Hon Mai Mala Buni and other candidates of the party.
From Yusufari, the campaign trail moved to Jakusko where party supporters also trooped out in their numbers and even danced along with the Senate President to a special campaign music in his honour.
Addressing the rally, the Senate President thanked the people of Jakusko for voting for him in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019.
The Senate President urged them this time around again to vote for APC from top down to bottom – Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima and all APC candidates.
He reminded them of the projects that he facilitated in the area like the Gasanu-Armshi- Gogaram road, solar-powered lights and boreholes, and youth employment opportunities.
Lawan assured them that the student scholarship scheme which he instituted will continue and also promised them a repair of Girigiri-Karage road and Jakusko- Potiskum road after the election.
He thanked all the people for attending the rally.
The exciting crowd however protested when their House of Representatives member wanted to seize the opportunity to make appearance at the podium.
They protested that the House member representing Bade/Jakusko Federal Constituency should not join the Senate President who was already dancing to the campaign music along with the excited crowds.
From Jakusko, Lawan continued his campaign at Dagona ward, in Bade Local Government, the last of the six Local Governments(in Yobe North) to visit.