POLITICIANS from Kano State have been urged to always consider the interest of the state in every thing they do, so as to move the state forward in all spheres of life.
The member representing Doguwa/Tundun Wada Federal Constituency of Kano State at House of Representatives, Hon Alhassan Ado Doguwa, gave this advice while speaking to our reporter from Saudi Arabia.
The federal lawmaker, who narrated his ordeals in the hands what he called “politics of negativity” said he was grateful to “The Almighty Allah for vindicating me after all the conspiracies the opposition politicians planned against me.”
According to him, the ruling of the Nigerian Federal High Court on the 1st of December, 2023, that voided the directive of Kano State governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, that ordered the state’s Attorney-General to review the former A-G’s legal advice on the alleged murder case earlier preferred against him, was a true reflection of the working of the rule of law in Nigeria.
Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court had ordered Governor Yusuf to refrain “from further interfering with the fundamental rights of the applicant whatsoever”, while awarding a N25 million in damages against the governor for causing psychological pain and damage to Hon Doguwa.
Doguwa said he won the February 25, 2023 National Assembly Election in his constituency convincingly, “despite all the negative vibes exuded by the opposition.”
According to him, he delivered the most quintessential electoral victory for his party in his constituency. Tudunwada/Doguwa was the only federal constituency in the whole state that delivered for APC in all the elections held. APC won in the presidential election and defeated the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Presidential Candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, in both Doguwa and Tudunwada. The party also won the Senatorial election, while clinching the two State Assembly seats.
He said his House of Representatives seat was the only one won by APC in the whole Kano South Senatorial Zone comprising of 16 local government areas.
Slated to vie for the leadership of the House of Representatives in 2023, Doguwa said his chances were very bright but “the clog they threw in the wheel caused a drawback. The opposition in Kano State believed it was better for the state to lose the Speakership of the House of Representatives than for Doguwa to get it.
“But it shouldn’t have been about Doguwa. It should have been about Kano State.”
He pledged to continue to work tirelessly in the scheme of Nigeria’s legislative businesses, saying as the Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Resources and Chiarman of the House Special Committee on Crude Oil Theft and Pipeline Vandalization, he was ever ready to give his best to justify the confidence reposed in him.
He also said he appreciated the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Tajjuddeen Abbas, for appointing him as Chairman of the Northern Regional Caucus of the 10th National Assembly, a position always reserved for elder statesmen parliamentarians.
Doguwa finally advised Kano politicians to always eschew politics of bitterness.