2019: Borno’s former Reps aspirant makes surprise donation to Governor Shettima, Prof Zulum, others
By Our Reporter
A former aspirant for House of Reps and Special Assistant to Governor Kashim Shettima, Honorable Yusuf Sawa, had on Thursday attracted general commendation amongst supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for donating 1, 250 pieces of wrappers to support Governor Kashim Shettima and the party’s candidate, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum’s 2019 ambitions.
Sawa, a popular youthful politician from Gwoza local government, had shocked Governor Kashim Shettima when he stormed the premises of Government House Maiduguri with a pickup van filled with brand new assorted wrappers all in donation to his party’s candidates.
|Honorable Sawa, ( 2nd left) making the presentation to Gov Shettima|
Presenting them as his campaign support for the candidacies of Mr. Shettima, Professor Zulum, as well as other candidates of the APC from Gwoza local government area, Mr. Sawa who was once a former vice chairman of Gwoza local government said his gesture was driven by his love for governor Shettima and the perfect choice of Professor Zulum as his successor.
Giving a breakdown of the donation; Mr. Sawa, a successful businessman, said he has donated 500 of the wrappers to Governor Shettima, another 500 pieces in support of the candidacy of Professor Zulum, 100 for the Borno south senatorial candidate, Muhammed Ali Ndume, 100 for his former co-aspirant and now House of Reps candidate for Gwoza-Damboa-Chibok federal constituency, Mr. Usman Ahmed Jaha (Babawo); and 50 pieces to the House of Assembly candidate for GwozaAbdullahi Buba Abacha.
|Governor Shettima (right) thanking Sawa for the donations|
Governor Shettima told the crowd of party supporters, that “Sawa has been my boy for a long time. I brought him into politics and he has always obeyed my instructions and directives. Even at the expense of his aspiration, he always listen to me and take my words as his final decision.”
|Some of the wrappers donated by Sawa|
“Thank you so much for the support and thank you for the loyalty.”
Sawa is one of the few APC aspirants for House of Reps to make such donations after losing the primaries.