Constituents of Niger North Senatorial District have endorsed Sen. Sabi Abdullahi to run for a third term in the Senate.
A group of supporters from the senatorial district, led by Abdulmumin Attahiru, gave the endorsement with the presentation of expression of interest and nomination forms to the lawmaker in Abuja, yesterday.
The forms cost the All Progressives Congress (APC) N20 million.
Presenting the forms to the senator, Attahiru said that the gesture was borne out of the achievements recorded by the lawmaker, saying that he deserved a third term in the senate.
He described Abdullahi’s leadership as unequalled, adding: “We have seen, tried and tested his qualities.”
In his submission, Director-General of Sen. Sabi Abdullahi Campaign Organisation, Mohammed Danladi, described the lawmaker as an icon.
“He is the messiah of the common man. It is not out of place to say that as we prepare for the Tenth Assembly, we expect another step in the positive direction,” he said.
Responding, the senator, who was overwhelmed by the support, said that his decision to contest for the senate again in 2023 was to consolidate on the gains already recorded in the senatorial district.
“During the 2015 election, I offered to serve based on popular call from my people. I saw the destiny and will of Allah and ultimately, the support of our people to serve as their representative in the red chamber.
“My performance with the 2015 mandate earned me your second mandate in the 2019 general election to continue to represent the wonderful people of Zone C by making laws that are beneficial to them and participating in oversight functions.
“I humbly submit that I have, in these past years, served you creditably well and the facts speak for themselves. My words are my bonds.
“It is on this note, and to consolidate on the unfinished projects and fight for your rights, security of lives and property, that I accept the call to serve you again in the Senate. I count on your overwhelming support,” Abdullahi said.
Abdullahi was first elected into the Senate in 2015, where he was made the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, while he is currently serving as the Deputy Chief Whip.