By Bukar Bolori
Renowned philanthropist, Ltr. Cdr. Ibrahim Babainna (rtd) has declared his intention to run for the office of Adamawa state Governor on the platform of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP).
Ibrahim Babainna made the declaration on Saturday at a capacity filled Fasnet Cinema Hall in Jimeta Yola, the Adamawa state capital in the company of his family, associates, national and state party executives of PRP.
Other aspirants of the party, youth organisations, representatives of traditional rulers, the clergy and teeming supporters were at the declaration.
In his declaration speech Babainna outline his vision for Adamawa state thus:
“My vision of a Greater Adamawa is one where every single productive citizen is gainfully employed in pulling in one direction: the socio-economic prosperity of the state leveraging on speciailisation in agri-business, building a society where indeed, young or old, male or female, regardless of religion or ethnicity, ‘no one is left behind.”
Babainna also promised to focus on agri- business which has the potential of not only properly harnessing Adamawa’s abundant human and natural resources, with a view for it to become the centre around which all our other policies and activities as a state revolve.
With this declaration, Babainna has joined the long list of aspirants aiming to succeed the incumbent governor, Ahmadu Fintiri who is contesting for a second term on the platform of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).
The National Coordinator, We2Geda Movement, Honourable Shina Peller, a Nigerian entrepreneur, politician, Industrialist, and a member of the 9th National Assembly, who was in Adamawa state for the declaration called on the youths to mobilise across multi partisan party lines to ensure that a new set of youths with proven track record like Lt. Cdr. Ibrahim Babainna (rtd.) are supported to get elected and bring the required change at all levels of government within the country.