The senior special assistant to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, on print media, Mohammed Isa, has publicly declared an intention to contest a seat in the Katsina State House of Assembly in the 2015 elections under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Isa made his intention known at the weekend when he paid a visit to officials of the APC in Funtua local government, from where he hails. The aspirant said that he believed he is qualified to run for the seat for the seat as he had gained many years of experience as a journalist covering the House before his appointment as the Speaker’s media aide.
Noting that he had consulted widely in his constituency before deciding to contest, he added that he would be bringing to the Katsina Assembly a wealth of experience on the job having interacted closely with federal lawmakers, in the process learning about legislative processes.
“My stay in the House of Representatives as a reporter has made me to realize the importance of legislature in our democracy and its role in bringing development to the people.
“After careful consideration and consultations with various stakeholders, I decided to offer my wealth of experience to the service of my people by providing them with effective representation at the state level which is closest to the ordinary citizens,” he said.
Isa urged the leadership of the party at the local government level to ensure fairness, adding, “if the party wants to succeed, it must allow the will of the people to prevail.”
The APC chairman in Funtua local government, Lawal Sani Matazu, in his brief remarks, assured the aspirant that the party provide a level playing ground to all members who seek elective office.
Isa’s declaration to contest under APC is seen as another clear sign of which direction Speaker Tambuwal may be headed. The Speaker has been known to hobnob with the APC for a while and is expected to publicly dump the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, soon