The All Progressive Congress, APC has called on the candidate of Bauchi North Senatorial District under the platform of New Nigeria People Party, NNPP , Farouk Mustapha Katagum to join the party.
The Bauchi State Auditor General of the party , Alh Sani Bala made this call in a statement made available to Arewa Affairs on Tuesday.
He said the politician has tracked of records during his tenure as member representing Azare Federal Constituency.
” Farouk was a one time Member of the Federal House of Representatives.
During that time, one of the rare qualities Farouk demonstrated was his ability to be a sound legislature and a worthy representative of his people. The proved that the two are not mutually exclusive.
He sponsored and cosponsored numerous bills that have significant impacts on the he lives of Nigerians and at the same time brought dividends of democracy to his constituents” .
Bala added that the former member has domestrated resilience and dedication towards coasting to victory in many political parties primaries, describing him as a perfect politician.
” This is the man to have pulled the highest number of votes in the whole country running under a party that is not APC or PDP (Excluding Presidential election)! Moreover, Hon. Farouk isn’t new in the current political dispensation” .
He added that ” Among but not all, was how he secured hundreds of jobs to his constituents.
As Member House of Representatives, he ran an educational programme in every Six 6 months under his educational foundation ( Farouk Mustapha Educational Foundation) duly organized and supervised by a lecturer from ACOE, Azare who doubled as his SLA on scondment” .
The Auditor further enumerate the giant strides he made in the area of job creation , scholarship and empowerment programmes.
” Today, some of them are happily Medical Practitioners, Senior Civil Servants, some are working in Private Sectors and Government Agencies while others earned their PhD. as academic Doctors. It’s indeed a walk to remember.
He empowered hundreds of young people, men and women through skill acquisition and human development. Today, they are economically stable and financially independent from the walks of life” .
The statement further reads ” Hon. Farouk Mustapha never have doubt about his position as a politician. He is imbued with the regious zeal. It is natural for him because of his political pedestal, to represent his people; the Bauchi North in particular.
His close relationship with the Senatorial mandate for more than a decade is certainly an extraordinary romance.
The story of his early life a parable of perseverance, his political epic carrier a history of triumphant”.
He added that Farouk has built his entire career by making the empowerment and building of human capital as his philosophy, describing not only Bauchi North Senatorial District but the State at large.
” This is why it was a no-brainer for him to have run on a new and weak party and still pulled out the largest votes for such candidate in the country. You will see how gigantic this is if you know how strong the APC are in the Bauchi North Senatorial District but he still recorded such success. He is truly a man of the people!
However, the popular African proverb “If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together” is almost applicable to all human endeavour.
This has been proven several time and instances. This is why at this very critical moment, the Bauchi State APC Youth Congress are hereby doing what it deem necessary to call the attention of the revered gentleman, to cease this opportunity and join our great party, the APC, as the major opposition party in the state so as to have a stronger platform to continue his political journey.
We feel the cordial relationship we have with him as demonstrated by how he worked for the success of our Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari during the last presidential election can only be sustained. We honestly feel this move will be of mutual benefit to the both parties” statement further reads.