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Abacha’s son vows to revive failing industries in Kano, if elected



Kano State governorship candidate of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), Mohammad Abacha, has promised to revive moribund industries in the state, if voted into power.

He also pledged to reduce government’s spending, focus on economic reforms and agriculture sector development.

The son of General Sani Abacha, the late head of state declared that substantial portion of his action plans would be achieved in the first 100 days in office.


Addressing party supporters at Kano Polo ground, the three-time governorship hopeful lamented youth unemployment, drug abuse and the decline of economic activities in the state.

Abacha, who alleged maladministration in Kano for close to two decades, said that his government would declare free education and free healthcare.

“Number of the unemployed in the state is alarming, while we keep churning out graduates from our tertiary institutions every year.

“Our mission is to make Kano another economic giant. Our state needs a governor who brings investments not who kills investments. It needs a governor who generates wealth for the people, not the one who takes the wealth away. It needs a governor who opens the business gates for Kano markets, not those who want to close the gates. Our state also needs a leader with international connection because Kano was founded on the brilliance of responsible business disciples,” Abacha said.

Meanwhile, over 5,000 former agitators of Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) in Bakassi Council of Cross River State have declared support for the re-election of the state governor, Prof Ben Ayade.

They made this known yesterday at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship campaign rally in Calabar.

Also, the Labour Party (LP) in the seven councils of Cross River South senatorial district dissolved into the PDP at the rally.

The federal government, in collaboration with the Cross River government, had only a few months ago granted the ex-militants amnesty.

Former BSF commander, Ene Effiom, said, “Ayade must go back to the Diamond Hill, for he is what Cross River needs; a man with a heart of gold.”

Leaders and traditional rulers of Akpabuyo have also declared support for Ayade’s re-election bid, insisting that their decision was based on equity as well as the governor’s industrialisation drive.

Speaking during a consultative meeting Ayade held with opinion leaders at the council headquarters, Ikot Nakanda, before flagging off the state-wide campaign, Chief Bassey Ndem said Akpabuyo people were known for justice and equity and would therefore do the equitable.

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