Aminu Bande Is The Answer
OpenLife Nigeria reports that as the D-Day draws closer for the March 18 governorship elections across 28 States in Nigeria, a chieftain of one of the political parties in Kebbi has picked Aminu Bande as the man who the cap fits to re engineer security of life and property.
Mr Aminu Bande, a retired major general of the Nigerian Army, is the governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Kebbi State.
Speaking to select journalists at Abuja airport Wednesday afternoon, the party chieftain who pleaded for anonymity being that he is a state chairman of his party with State Assembly candidates, explained that what Kebbi needs at the moment is a man who understands the security loopholes in Kebbi.
He noted that that Aminu Bande who had served as the General Officer Command, GOC, Nigerian Army 8 Division, Sokoto State, a neighbouring State to Kebbi, has the intelligence, understanding, research knowledge and capacity to provide the needed security in the State.
“We live in fears. Farmers cannot go to farms. Businesses are closing up because of insurgency. We need to be alive to enjoy other things in life. Therefore, security is very important to us and Bande can provide it,” he emphasized.
Speaking recently, Aminu Bande urged Kebbi voters to trust him with their votes saying “I have the capacity, going by my training to bring security to Kebbi state. My people in Kebbi, I promise to be fair to all groups in Kebbi, I will provide the needed fertiliser before the rainy season at a subsidised price if elected governor in this election,” he promised, among other things.
It would be recalled that recent reports indicate that the increasing cases of insecurity in Chonoko community in Kebbi state, has contributed immensely to the abrupt decline in professional healthy care delivery, education services and other humanitarian interventions in the states.
“Farmers in some surrounding villages have resorted to paying levies to the bandits in order to gain access to their agricultural fields and conduct farming activities. Nevertheless, agricultural activities have reduced drastically thereby leading to corresponding increase in food crisis. Most of the schools in Kebbi villages are closed down due to fear of bandit attacks, thus affecting educational sector in that area. Healthcare system delivery is being dragged to the mud as the General Hospital was forced to offer skeletal services.
Chonoko town is suffering from lack of potable water supply as investigation showed that the IDPs and the residents battle to get water for domestic purposes from the only two available boreholes present within the community. In fact, people used to spend the night queueing in order to get water for their daily needs. The over 10, 000 Chonoko IDPs are living under hardships as they lack basic necessities of life. These include but not limited to adequate food, shelter, medications, clothes, detergents and other vital household items necessary for living a good life,” the reports revealed.