How AMG Floor His Political Opponent -By Abba Dukawa

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In 2015 election, no one noticed the emergence of political master of the game who will one day set records and in the process smelted his name in the annals of Kano South political terrain, state and nation political documentation. Having almost spent almost 4 years in the house, the Honourable AM Gaya  won another term during last presidential and national assembly elections. Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya shows evidence of well groomed politician with unprecedented recorded achievements in the discharge of his duty as a true representative of his people and role model representatives. He is truly a representative of the people going by the amount of work he was able to do for the overall benefit of his constituents.

In fact, it worth elucidating that he was able to touch the lives of the people of whole Kano in his 4years of legislative stewardship. So far he has proved to be one of the few federal lawmakers that people are felt the impact of his representation.  No matter what anyone would say, the amount of dividends of democracy that this lawmaker was able to bring to the door step of the people he is representing is unmatched.  



Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya is truly a representative of the people going by the amount of work he was able to do for the overall benefit of his constituents. In fact, it worth elucidating that he was able to touch the lives of the people of whole Kano in his 4years of legislative stewardship. So far he has proved to be one of the few federal lawmakers those peoples of his constituency has felt the impact of their representation in the House of Representative. No matter what his political opponents   would say, the amount of dividends of democracy that this he was able to bring to the door step of the people he is representing is unmatched.

A true patriotic who’s concerned for his people is remarkable enough. He made it a duty to spare time for them and hear grievances both personal and collective.  Unlike our days Politicians who mastered the act of deception and fail promises.  As we all witnessed Many politician has turned the venture into a money making adventure where it serve as an avenue of making name and fortunate at the detriment of the electorate. They normally wear the color of saint and Messiah when seeking people mandate and immediately rush back to their selfish design and ambition the moment they secure the mandate they are craving for. That’s what always made people apprehensive when politician comes calling at any election period.   

When he first joined the nation assembly as a first termer he set it upon himself to distinguish himself and be different from self seeking Politicians. As a newly elected from Gaya/Ajingi/Albasu Federal Constituency Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has called on the in-coming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari to slash up to 50 per cent the expenses of the Presidency and National Assembly, all with the intention of having enough resources to cater for the nation’s capital expenditure and also urged all his colleagues and the in-coming President to come to term with his opinion. 

When House of Representatives step up Tactical Committee on Economic Recession towards helping to combat the challenges being faced by the economy, he was among 16-man Tactical Committee on Economic Recession. that the ad-hoc committee “…has the mandate to interface with Government Ministries, Agencies and Departments as well as interact with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Civil Society Organizations and any other body that is considered relevant in the bid to arrest the recession and return the economy to the path of growth and stability.” According to the Speaker, the committee will also help “…in crafting enduring legislative tools to be deployed in helping policy makers and implementors adhere to timelines in their drive to exit recession and return Nigeria to sustainable economic growth and prosperity,” speaker Dogara said.  

He also chairman Committee Ad-hoc committee investigating debts owed to the Petroleum Pipeline Marketing Company (PPMC) by oil marketers of the on House of Representatives.  On the Committee’s mandate is to recover the debts owed by the oil marketers to the PPMC, and queried what efforts the marketers over N300 billion is making to pay outstanding debt AMG’s Ad-hoc committee able to recover hundreds billions to government coffer.  

Hon AM Gaya displayed to peoples what it really means to be Honourable. Keeping to his words on every promised he utter and ensure that their needs and satisfaction is his primary priority. Loved by young, adults and olds respected and treated with preference by peoples as a true son of the soil. Is not out of nothing he is daily been bombarded with slogan of Ayitayi in Hausa dialect which literally means “Keep doing”.  Just continue.

The general populaces in his constituency are gratefully satisfied with his actions and not need to bring replacement that may turn back the hand of the clock. To challenge Hon AM Gaya in his constituency is a sheer waste of time, resources and energy. He is an emerging politicians capturing Kano South and beyond as result of his political bond with his people didn’t go unnoticed. A true party man, every aspiring Politician seeking for votes from Ajingi, Gaya and Albasu Local governments areas,  has to get the Support of this political guru of the three communities. 

Electorates in Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu constituency knew those before him in the House of Representatives from 1999-2015 had deserted the electorates and the constituency was among neglected constituency in the country.   He has justified the confidence reposes in him was not in vain with his voice always seeking the improvement of lives of his constituents, Kano and Nigeria in general through legislative interventions.  By all accounts, the people of Albasu, Gaya and Ajingi constituency are in the best position to evaluate his performance in last three and a half years as a member representing the constituency in the House of Representatives. 

The highlights of his achievements including constructing and rehabilitating schools and re-positioning the educational sector in the more definitive, radically, progressive and revolutionary manner, motorize borehole were constructed, Motorize streetlight provided. Sometime last year, National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has trained my constituency women and youths whereas the programme was aimed at reducing the level of unemployment in the society.

 In the area of gainful employment, Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya has done a lot in securing jobs to deserving youths in the Paramilitaries, Nigeria Army, Nigeria Air Force, Nigerian Navy, FIRS, CBN, KEDCO, State and federal governments’ MDAs.  Just recently  through AMG WEEP Women Economic Empowerment Programme empower one thousand five hundred will be presented with working capital of N10, 000 each while 500  women’s beneficiaries were drawn each from the three local government’s area of his constituency .  not to mention the expansive provision of basic welfares amenities for his constituent peoples in water, healthcare ,power and the greatly improved living standards for his people in terms of capacity building, empowerment and educational scholarship for his people ,all shone brightly for both his admirers and detractors to access him.

Despite all the odd against his re-election bid for the second term in the House of Representatives by certain APC members  in sheep with wolf skin in Gaya local government area but with the support of real APC members in his constituency was emerged victorious whereas his triumphant  has puts his political opponents in shame and shattered. Despite the consequences of those in sheep with wolf skin that working for the PDP candidate especially in Gaya Local Government but are not envisage the outcome of the election would fevour him.   Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya stands firmly for the storms as he had envisage they ill will toward him and with the supports of people of Albasu, Gaya and Ajingi constituency  was fully prepared and defeat them. During the election Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya polled 16,277 votes in Gaya local government area , Hon. Usman Adamu of PDP gotten 15, 611  in Ajingi Gaya local government has 15, 784 while PDP  has 10,526  in Albasu local government area Hon Abdullahi Mahmud Gaya polled 26,411 votes while Usman Adamu of PDP lag behind with   10, 285 votes.

 In total the re electing member of Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu constituency in the House of Representatives gained highest votes of 58,468 to defeat his closest rival, Hon. Usman Adamu of PDP, who polled 36, 422. Since the result was officially announced those APC members in sheep with wolf skin in Gaya local government area had not had any decent sleeping, covered they face in shameful. Even though they bragged before the election but after the result was announced they had cried.

 It is a well- known factthat there is nothing stronger than the people’s verdict. It shows a collective desire which inevitably is the voice of reason.  His re-election for second term as member representing Ajingi, Gaya and Albasu constituency in the house of representative is a clear affirmations of his constituent peoples and also a reward of his supporting  and caring nature to the people he vow to protect and represent them in dignifying manner.

Dukawa can be reached at[email protected]  


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