Emir of Biu endorses my re-election bid – Lawmaker
Rep. Aliyu Betara APC- Biu/Bayo/Kwaya/Kusar/Shani, says the Emir of Biu in Borno, Alhaji Mustapha Biu, has endorsed his bid for re-election.
The lawmaker, also Chairman, of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, stated this on Sunday after presenting his Expression of Interest and Nomination forms to the emir in his palace.
He quoted the emir as saying that he had positively transformed the lives of his constituents and described the support he was getting from them as unprecedented.
The emir noted that it was the first time constituents of Biu/Bayo/Kwaya/Kusar/Shani contributed money to buy nomination forms for a politician in appreciation of the positive impact made on their lives.
The traditional ruler said that Betara had done a lot for the constituency and that in just one year Biu, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani witnessed massive positive transformation due to the lawmaker’s interventions.
Betara stated that the emir said he was hopeful that he would emerge as the Speaker of the House of Representatives if re-elected so as to attract more benefits to the constituents.
Betara’s colleagues who accompanied him to the palace were Sen. Haliru Jika, Rep. Umar Bago, Rep. Ahmed Jaha, and Rep. Kabir Tukura.
Expressing appreciation of the support from his constituents, Betara said: “I feel happy to come to my constituency. Every time they elect me, I have things I do for my people.
Betara was first elected into the House of Representatives in 2007.
He served as Chairman, Committee on Army in the 7th Assembly; Chairman, Committee on Defence in the 8th Assembly, and currently Chairman, Committee on Appropriations.