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Constituents collate signatures to recall Sen. Ya’u



A group of concerned citizens from Zamfara North Senatorial District in Zamfara has begun preparation for the possible recall of Sen Sahabi Ya’u (APC-Zamfara North).

This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday in Gusau signed by his two constituents, Bello Shinkafi and Abubakar Sani.

NEWSVERGE reports that Zamfara North Senatorial District comprises Kaura Namoda, Birnin Magaji, Zurmi and Shinkafi Local Government Areas.

According to the statement, the move was initiated as part of the strategy to ensure check and balance by the constituents to the lawmakers elected by the people.

“This is part of the decision of our first meeting on the move to recall Sen Ya’u, held in Shinkafi town, Shinkafi Local Government Area recently.

“The move to recall Sen. Ya’u demonstrated the dissatisfaction of the people of his constituency about his poor performance in the National Assembly.

“Unlike before when he used to do some little effort to present the serious concerns of his people, Sen Ya’u is only sleeping on the floor with nothing to show about the concern of his constituency,” the statement said.

It further said that by June 2024, the 10th National Assembly would be one year old, adding, ”Sen Ya’u is ending the year in the Senate without a single bill.

“Kaura Namoda, Zurmi, Birnin Magaji towns except only Shinkafi that has entered into a temporary reconciliation with bandits have been battling with serious security challenges.

“Sen. Sahabi Ya’u has never come and condoled the victims of banditry.

“Everyone is aware of the constant murderous attacks by the bandits in Zurmi Local Government but the lawmaker failed to come and condole them,” the statement added.

When contacted the Legislative Aide to Ya’u, Ibrahim Habibu, described all the allegations as baseless.

“We consider such a move as sponsored by selfish politicians who always want to tarnish the image of prominent personalities in the society.

“Let me tell you a few among major projects executed by Sen. Yau in Zamfara North Constituency.

“Sen. Sahabi Ya’u has sponsored several bills in the Senate.”

Habibu said Ya’u sponsored the Establishment of the Federal Medical Centre, Kaura Namoda Bill and the Federal University Gusau Teaching Hospital Establishment Bill, among others.

He said in addition to that, Ya’u has constructed nine roads across various communities in the constituency.

“Other major projects executed by Sen Ya’u included 22 hand pumping machines, 209 tube wells for farmers and the establishment of an entrepreneurship skills centre in the Federal Polytechnic Kaura-Namoda.

“Sen. Ya’u provided three brand new ambulances and hospital equipment in the general hospitals in the four local government areas of the constituency.

“Sen. Ya’u trained and empowered 500 unemployed youths from the constituency for them to be self-reliant,” Habibu said.

According to him, the lawmaker has also distributed 37 cars to prominent personalities across the four LGAs under the constituency.

“I am therefore calling on the public to disregard any allegations and move to recall Sen Ya’u,” he added explained.

Ishaq Zaki

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