Most govs not development driven---Isa Yuguda - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Most govs not development driven---Isa Yuguda

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A former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda has lambasted state governors, saying that most of them lack focus and not development driven.

Mallam Yuguda, who stated this shortly after he assumed duty as the Director-General/National Coordinator, Tein Jack-Rich Presidential Campaign Council, said as an Economist, Jack-Rich has what it takes to take Nigeria out of the myriad of problems facing it.

Jack-Rich, who is the President/Founder of Belema Oil Producing Limited and an indigene of Rivers State, is one of the Presidential aspirants seeking the All Progressives Congress, APC, ticket for the 2023 elections.

He said the presidential hopeful, who he described as 'President in the making', is a detribalized Nigeria that can make the country greater.

Yuguda said: "I have worked with many governors both in my first and second tenure and I know the mentality of most of our governors and unfortunately most of our Nigerian governors are not development driven. Their focus is not about developing Nigeria. It is something else. They know better. 

"If they (governors) focus on building Nigeria today the country would have been a different place. It is not about the president. It is about who are in the field making the difference. If they (governors) had a shared a vision of a great country, Nigeria would have been one of the greatest countries.”

Yuguda, while accepting his new role said he is honoured to have found himself in a project where a youth is seeking to get the APC presidential ticket.

Describing Jack-Rich as a highly educated, very successful business man, he said the presidential hopeful would find solution to the myriads of challenges facing the country, especially agitations in various parts of the country. 

"Jack-Rich belongs to the youth and middle aged and I don't believe he shares the beliefs of the elderly in Nigeria because if the elderly had made a difference we would have seen all the difference,” he said’

According to him, the Rivers State born oil magnate if elected president would surmount the challenges facing the country and find solution to the sentiment about to tear it apart like the North South divide, tribe and religious differences, adding that  no one had a contract with God concerning the tribe he should be born.

He said, "I don't know who among us that signed a contract with Almighty Allah to be a Kanuri, Fulani, Hausa, Igbo Yoruba, Ijaw, or any other tribe.

"The Bible and the Quaran stand to guide us today and things are happening wrongly because we are promoting things. The morality our two religions teach us is what we have forgotten. 

"All these wicked things separating us, we are going to eliminate them, and he, Jack-Rick will do all the elimination. He is here to make the difference. 

"He has always been a business man, but has joined politics now, and for some of us who have been in politics, it is pleasing to be in his team.” 

 Speaking earlier, the Media/Zonal Coordinator, Jack-Rich Campaign Organisation, His Highness, Anabs Sara-Igbe expressed the confidence that his principal would defeat the heavyweights in the APC in a free and fair contest. 

 He also debunked reports that Jack-Rich was drafted to the presidential race to scuttle the chances of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, who is one of the leading aspirants. 

 While supporting the clamour that the presidency should be zoned to the South-South, Sara-Igbe maintained that Ameachi was not the best candidate to represent the region in the race. 

 He said: "Both Ameachi and Jack-Rich are Nigerians have the right to run for the post of the president. We have nothing against the minister contesting and we are not fighting him. Jack-Rich does not fight with anyone. Today, Jack-Rich is the highest donor in Rivers State APC. He is not competing with the minister but has even been supporting him but that doesn't mean he shouldn't aspire. 

 "Let's even come back home. Is Amaechi the best candidate for the South-South? The answer is no. Amechi has been minister for many years but he is building railway to Niger Republic but the South-South has no railway. The only railway was the one former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan built was to carry Iron Ore from Itakpe to Warri Refinery. Even that railway cannot be extended go Abuja to enable the South-South use it."

 Speaking before unveiling of the Campaign DG, Jack-Rich appealed to the agitating sections of the country to embrace dialogue as the veritable instrument to sustainable growth of the country.

 Noting that Nigeria's current challenges are due to leadership deficit, he promised to provide purposeful leadership and unite the country if elected to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

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