Some Past Senators Sold Their People’s Mandates For Personal Gains- Senator Ibrahim Shekarau.
By JABIRU A HASSAN, Kano
The former governor of kano stste and senator representing kano central senatorial district, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau has disclosed that they would expose past senators that sold their people’s mandate that include constituency peojects for selfish interests.
He made the remark at the special dinner organised by Giwa-Getso foundation for Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, on his recent conferment with doctorate degree by Bayero University Kano with other prominent politicians in attendance.
Senator Shekarau said that they know some past senators that sold their people’s mandate somewhere else, in respect of constituency projects and other benefits for personal gains, but ” we would expose them very soon so as to serve as a witness to the constituents to be cautious when electing representatives “. He concluded.
The former kano state governor described senator Bello Hayatu as an achiever, who struggled very well towards the progress of his constituency, the Nigerian senate and the Nigerian democracy for 16 years as senator representing kano North zone.
In conclusion, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau commended the chairman of the foundation, Alhaji Bala Mohammed Getso for organising the dinner to honour Senator Bello Hayatu which is an excellent foresight, and thanked all those who attend the dinner despite their tight schedule.
In his response, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo lamented that the dinner attendance was a testimony that his contribution to democratic progress in Nigeria has been recognised by both his political associates, friends, present political office holders youth associations, students and traditional institution across his domain.
Commenting about the occassion, the executive chairman of Gwarzo local government council, engineer Bashir Abdullahi Kutama told our correspondent that from what has been seen at the well organised dinner, politics is all about collective responsibility in striving for national development despite political party differences.
He therefore charge the Nigerian politicians to always play politics of development, politics that brings progress to the electorates and politics of meaningful opposition especially at present when Nigerian democracy is yielding profit, where he thanked Alhaji Bala Mohammed Getso for organising the dinner, and congratulate senator Bello Hayatu on his recent conferment with doctorate degree by Bayero University, BUK.
The colourful occasion was attended by former governor of kano state, and now senator kano central, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, founding member of the peoples democratic party PDP, ambassador Aminu Wali, former kano commissioner for health, prominent politicians, philanthropists, students , traditional rulers and youth associations.