1 July 2002

Nigeria: Adamawa Bizman Aspires For AMAC Chairmanship

A businessman from Adamawa who has been resident in Karu village, a suburb of Abuja for over 15 years, has declared his interest for the chairmanship of Abuja Municipal Council (AMAC).

Alhaji Ajiya who made the declaration in Abuja on Thursday 20, June 2002, said he decided to join the race due to persistent demand by members of constituency urging him to aspire or the seat.

"Over a hundred people from my area in Karu/Nyanya came to me saying that they saw leadership quality in me. They said they had series of meeting that should be their representative in AMAC," He said.

Alhaji Ajiya said the fear of God and sincerity watch words in leadership adding that his policy thrust would be anchored on subsidising agriculture, providing adequate security measures especially in the satellite towns, improvement in electric power supply, rehabilitation of roads, improved water supply and what have you.

The entrance of Alhaji Ajiya into the AMAC chairmanship race has brought to four, the number of aspirants who have officially declared their intention to contest the position.

Earlier, the incumbent AMAC chairman, Mrs Esther Audu had declared her intention to regain her position in 2003.

Also, the vice chairman of AMAC, Engr. Chris Alepanobi had declared his intention to run.

Similarly, Alhaji Jafaru Gwagwa also declared his intention sometime ago in Abuja.

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