BREAKING: COALITION ENDORSE MAJORITY LEADER AS NEW KADUNA SPEAKER
Coalition leaders at the event on Monday
A coalition under the auspices of Kaduna Young Professionals has urged critical stakeholders including party leaders, new and returning members of the State’s to support the emergence Hon Ahmad Muhammad DanAsabe, aka Cokali as the next Speaker.
The Coalition made its stance known at a press conference in Kaduna, convened by Amb Ishak Msani.
“We know, of course, that the conversation about the next Kaduna state House of Assembly leadership has been on for the moment even though informally. But we wish to place on record that consolidating and continuing with the excellent achievements of the present administration under the incoming administration of Sen. Uba Sani requires the enthronement of competence, credibility, and expertise above sentimental considerations for the leadership of the 10th Assembly Speakership Position”, the Coalition told newsmen at Kaduna Hub Conference Hall, venue of the event, on Moday.
They appealed to a leaders and stakeholders and “all the new and returning Members-Elect to consider and make the perfect choice in the interest of the good people of our beloved state and more importantly, to also consider Hon. Ahmad Muhammad DanAsabe Chokali who, apparently, hails from Zaria Local Government Area, representing the good people of Zaria Kewaye constituency of Zone1 which is the bulk vote of the APC since 2015, as their consensus candidate.”
The Coalition insisted that the 10th Kaduna Hiusenof Assembly speakership should be purely on merit and and “the informal tradition of zoning should be prioritized in the interest of the state and its citizens”.
They then argued : “Furthermore, the political atmosphere as of today clearly shows that the speakership position at the KSHA should go to the man of the people.”
The Coalition added that the position of the coalition stemmed from “extensive scrutiny of the returning legislator’s pedigree, capacity, enthroned competence, credibility, consistency, tenacity of purpose, experience, humility and leadership qualities”, describing his leadership qualities as those of “an astute legislator with a capability that remains unmatched.”
Going further, the Coalition described other advantages that favor Honourable Muhammad as being the best man for the job.
“Moreover, as a third term seasoned lawmaker with the requisite experience and strength of character to pilot the affairs of the House haven served as vice chairman committee on public account, chairman committee on Finance, Budget and Planning, Appropriation and Implementation and currently the Majority Leader of the House, a position he has used to personally facilitate various trainings and empowerment programmes for his people, assist the current members in securing most of the constituency projects/programmes they have undertaken, as well as sustain the party in Zaria LGA, Zone 1 and the state at large”.
The group, which congratulated Senator Uba Sani for his emergence as the new democratically-elected governor of Kaduna State, explained that his era will record spectacular achievements in “safety and security, upgrade of infrastructure, strengthening institutions; Trade and Investment, Agriculture, Investment in Human Capital and Nurturing Citizens’ Engagement”, adding that with a more cooperative Staye legislature under Cokali, it should be a lot easier to get to the milestone.