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Borno communities buy N10m APC Reps’ forms for Betara

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Constituents of the Biu, Bayo, Kwaya, Kusar and Shani federal constituency of Borno state have obtained the N10 million worth All Progressive Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms for Muktar-Aliyu Betara, member representing them in the House of Representatives to seek re-election.

Adamu Yuguda, former deputy governor of Borno state who obtained the forms in Abuja on Thursday said the amount was donated by the entire members of the communities the Chairman of the House’s Appropriation committee is representing.

Yuguda while addressing journalists said they decided to contribute money and purchase the forms for Betara who is even not aware so that he would return to the green chamber and attract more development to the constituency.

“I am one of the delegation that came to pick form for our own representative member, Hon. Muktar Betara Aliyu who is in the holy land. As community we are here to pick the form for him, so we are delegation of millions of people.

“We want him back because of his history and his antecedence. He has done a lot and our people of course donated from N20 to N10 million contributed money. He’s not even aware that we are here today.

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“We came here to pick the form on his behalf and so this is just for picking the form, the grand finale for the presentation to him will be done in the Local Government. He has done a lot. If I begin to point them out I won’t finish till tomorrow,” he said.

According to Yuguda, Betara has embarked on series of empowerment and human capital development programmes, roads construction and infrastructure in general.

While noting that the lawmaker enjoyed massive support from his constituency, leader of the delegation said: “as we speak he has no opposition up till now. There is nobody picking the form apart from him. And so he’s just going to be ease. If its tomorrow that is going to be the election, so be it.”

Also speaking, Aisha Ibrahim, media consultant to Betara Aliyu Campaign Organisation, described the Appropriation chairman as: “very generous man, very humble and he has the people at his heart – the people of his constituency; he is a very generous man indeed.

“Most of the empowerment programmes he has carried out in his constituency so far have been that of the women and the youth and I cannot begin to recount them now.

“In fact, recently he did it in all the headquarters of his constituency. One of the things he’s planning is to build empowerment centre for women will get trained in different skills. The support from group is massive.”

On his part, Mustapha Mohammed, member of the delegation said Betara has the right to aspire to any position in this country and canvassed for his election as speaker of the 10th House.

“He has the experience and he has the capacity and he has demonstrated it. and his colleagues can testify to that, so we are behind him to attain any position of authority in this country,” Mohammed said.