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Jos North/Bassa Constituency Bye-election Is The Litmus Test APC Is Determined To Win – Gagdi

The Oasis Reporters


February 24, 2022


Yusuf Adamu Gagdi

By Asile Abel, Jos 

Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam (PKK), Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, has said that All Progressive Congress (APC), is determined to win Bassa/Jos North Constituency bye-election slated for Saturday 26th February,2023.

Gagdi who is a chairman of the House committee on Navy acknowledged that the election will be a litmus test for the ruling party.

The lawmaker made the remarks during a fundraising dinner organized by friends of Abbey Aku to support his candidature as a flag bearer of APC in the forthcoming bye-election.

According to Gagdi, “We are here for fundraising dinner for the person that has become the flag bearer. This seat’s election is very important to my party (APC), otherwise the money we are spending personally some of us on that particular stool is something that even the person that will be elected cannot get that kind of resources.

“But we must do our best to make sure that we pass the test so that PDP doesn’t have any reason to campaign against us in 2023 and by the special grace of God we are determined to make sure that APC wins in this election.

“We are determined to make sure that we don’t give any loophole for any political party to come in or ruin us or to have something to use against us in the forthcoming election.

“Let there be a peaceful election. And again let there be no voter apathy we must call on our party members to come out en- masse to vote”, he mentioned.

Gagdi expressed dismay over how the seat has remained vacant over a long period of time, noting that “ours in the National Assembly, first it is unfortunate that we were elected to represent a Constituency, 8 of us and we happen to be 7 at the moment. So it is was to see that someone that we have been working together with in the person of late Alhaji Maitala Haruna died.

“And again, death happens for every calamity including me and you. We must one day die and meet our creator. So it is a phenomenon that we must learn to live with.

Secondly, “for other constituencies in the National Assembly that lost their loved ones, elections have been conducted and seats have been returned. Ours in Jos North/ Bassa I know the challenge we faced in trying to ensure Mr speaker declared the seat vacant. And to ensure that the communication from the National Assembly has been taken to INEC for them to know that the seat is vacant and the date for the election has been fixed and I believe primaries election are conducted in all political parties.”

While commending the Mupun Youth cultural connect program which was held in Pankshin LGA, Hon. Gagdi said “I am a strong advocate of social and cultural integration.

“The only thing that will bring people together are events of such nature where people of different cultures will come together because it serves as a pillar of peaceful coexistence.

“So Mupun Youth cultural connect is one event that I will encourage people from other ethic nationality to as a matter of fact reciprocate that event where people would come together, celebrate together, seat together forget about their differences and learn to live together for the collective good of the community.”

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