Ex NYSC Boss  Accepts Invitation to Contest Senate Seat 

Gen. Maharazu Ismaila Tsiga

Ex NYSC Boss  Accepts Invitation to Contest Senate Seat 

By John Femi Adi : 

Gen. Tsiga after accepting the invitation to contest

The Director-General of National  Youth Service Corps (NYSC) ,Brigadier-General Maharazu Ismaila Tsiga ,retd. has accepted the invitation by a group of concerned citizens of Funtua Senatorial zone to contest the Senate seat in 2019.

The coalition of  groups from eleven local government areas under Funtua Senatorial zone was led by Alhaji Imran Wada Nas .

Alhaji Imran Nas


Speaking before presenting the formal letter of invitation to General Maharazu Tsiga at his Tsiga  residence ,Katsina State ,Imrana Wada Nas said, “The time to change and have proper representation is now “.

According to Nas , Funtua zone is currently represented by Senator Abu Ibrahim ,who is from Katsina Central Senatorial and such injustice must stop.More so ,that the zone has suffered poor representation in terms of attracting developments such as; educational institutions , roads and other basic needs of the people.

Youth trooped out to witness the event

He further said , ” It was against this background that we the people of Funtua zone ,comprising eleven local government areas met and resolved that Brigadier – General Maharazu Tsiga should be invited to contest as a bonafide son of the soil.

“We are urging you to accept this invitation as a challenge . We also strongly believe that we are not alone, the entire people of Funtua zone will back you during the main election if you heed to our humble invitation.

“We equally want to inform you that the motive behind the invitation is to have a seasoned , experienced and people’s leader ,who have over time proved to be trusted and tested . And Brigadier General qualifies to occupy the seat and represent us I’m the Senate come 2019.

However , Imran Nas popularly known as Jagoran Talakawa   presented the invitation letter to Brigadier General Maharazu Tsiga ,who received it and accepted to contest .

But  , in his acceptance speech , the NYSC boss  , General Maharazu Ismaila  Tsiga said though the invitation came as a surprise ,he is prepared to accept and vie as desired by the people .

When I was invited initially, I declined ,but after considering the number of persons ,including elders , friends and community members  behind the call to contest and represent them in the Senate, I have no option than to accept.

I saw the invitation as a challenge ,but a minor challenge ,if as NYSC D-G , I coordinated 36 states including FCT ,Abuja to represent Futua Senatorial Constituency with just eleven local government areas should not be problem by special grace of God .

“However, let me caution that my people should know that I will not be contesting to make them millionaires ,but to work and better their lots through proper representation by  attracting  developments to the zone .

“My target is the Youth and part of the  plans  if elected is to make them  self employed through skills acquisition .”

He however ,thanked all the concerned citizens ,who have taken the bold steps to invite and drag a retired General into politics .


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