My political loyalty: Candidate or Party? By Yusuf Kumo

my loyalty is centered on personalities and political actors rather than their party because Nigerian political parties lack clear and bogus ideology hence, decamping from one party to another become the order of the day...

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As far as Nigeria and Gombe Politics is concern, my loyalty is centered on personalities and political actors rather than their party because Nigerian political parties lack clear and bogus ideology hence, decamping from one party to another become the order of the day. In other words inchoate party system.

If I may say for instance, before the 2019 general election, I supported different candidates from different parties simply because of their personalities and competencies. Though some emerges victorious while others didn’t knowing that in politics there must be a winner and a loser and knowing both the positive and negative consequences of my political action and inaction. I just follow my heart and conscience.

To elaborate further, before the 2019 primaries, I was an ardent supporter of Alh. Jamilu Isiaku Gwamna, Sardaunan Gombe, I participates in many of his campaign organizations, political meetings as always invited by my Friend and brother Saleh Ismail Dalhatu and our indefatigable chairman sardauna social media forum Babangida Sulaiman. Unfortunately, the PDP decided to give the ticket to Sen Bayero Nafada and our Boss Decamped. I have no option than to follow him and support his candidate Alh. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya because of my loyalty to him, my respect for his personalities, pass records and competencies.

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But despite following him, I still remains loyal to my Oga Hon. Dahiru Hassan Kera who was a PDP candidate, Nafada South state assembly and PDP ended up by endorsing another candidate.

Dahiru and Sardauna share similar things in common, that’s political maturity and concerns towards building the youth. I shall remain loyal to them for life insha Allah.

Meanwhile, prior to the 2019 general election, I made it clear and apparent that I endorsed Atiku and Inuwa (shinkafa da wake) simply because I’m not happy with the way PMB administration neglected my fellow PWDs despite appointing SSA disabled matters. If GEJ administration could accommodate PWDs with a lot of inclusive policies and programs without even having the SSA on disability I see no reason why PMB administration won’t. I don’t want to be deceived for the 2nd time. I know some people will challenge me that PMB administration empowered 50 PWDs in the Northeast in ICT but mind you, it didn’t start from PMB, it started long ago. GEJ administration did even better as far as I’m still aware.

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And the most annoying part of it, Mr President Buhari refused to sign disability rights bill until few days to the election. Though we appreciate this singular act, we are still appealing Mr. president to please implement the bill he assented since and establish the commission. We will not relent in advocating for its implementation.

Another personality I respect much in Gombe include Alh. Abubakar Talban Herwagana. Mind you my loyalty to this gentleman starts since when I was in secondary school. The love and care he had been showing deaf children in that school makes me love his personality.

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In Addition, Hon Abubakar Inuwa Tata is someone I will remain loyal and support in his political career whenever the need arise not only because of his concerns towards youth and students but also toward his competency and contribution in selflessness services to humanity through his foundation named Abubakar Inuwa Tata Foundation.

These kinds of personalities are few people that I have higher respect and submission to them.

Mind you respect and loyalty is earned not demanded. If your actions and personality speaks volumes you will have and deserve it.

May our loyalty never be compromised.
Allah ya bar zumunci.

Comrade Yusuf Kumo writes from Gombe, can be reach via Yusufkumo191@gmail.com

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