Former Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Abubakar Maikasuwa is contesting the 2019 governorship seat in Nasarawa state on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The resolution of stakeholders under the aegis of the Coalition for Good Governance and Civil Participation from the southern zone; Nasarawa Youth Mobilisation for Good Governance from the northern zone; and Nasarawa West Zone Coalition for Credible Leadership informed his choice of the APC platform.
Last month Newsdiaryonline.com gathered, the stakeholders prevailed on Maikasuwa to aspire for the position, a call he accepted but tasked the stakeholders to choose the platform under which he would aspire.
In separate letters signed by officials of the three groups that made up the Coalition, the stakeholders resolved that he contest under the APC.
In his acceptance letter, Maikasuwa stated that “Accordingly, it is now my singular honour and cherished privilege to present myself as a 2019 governorship candidate in Nasarawa state on the platform of the most popular, most reliable and most accommodating political party, the APC.”
An alumnus of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS) and currently a lecturer in the Department of Public Administration, Nasarawa State University, Maikasuwa retired as Clerk to the National Assembly in August 2016.
Newsdiaryonline.com further gathered that political leaders across the state were working to actualize Maikasuwa’s governorship ambition “because he is believed to have demonstrated capacity for public administration.”