…To be inaugurated 4th April.
by Achadu Gebriel, Kaduna
Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) has approved the formation of a Political Committee arm of its Union, a statement issued Thursday and signed by the Union’s spokesman, Mr Luka Binniyat, has revealed.
The formation of a political committee of SOKAPU was approved, after the meeting of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting of the Union, which took place on 18th March, 2022, at its National Secretariat in Kaduna.
According to SOKUPO, sequel to the development, a wide consultation was made, which led to a careful selection of members into the committee.
The 24 selected members of the political committee include Prof. Andrew Nkom (Kaura) – Chairman; Pa Pius Mallam (Zangon Kataf) – Member; Amb. Bulus Lolo (Jaba) – Member; Mr Auta Mamma Bussa (Chikun) – Member, and Mr Simon Reef Musa (Zangon Kataf) as Secretary.
Others are: Mr Bulus Emishe (Kagarko) – Member; Mr Nathaniel Hayab (Kachia) – Member; Dr J.D. Thot (Jaba) – Member; Arc. Ayuba Natsa (Jamma’a) – Member; Mrs Hannatu Ugah (Sanga) – Member; J.C. Kaduma (Kaura) – Member; Engr. Usman Baba (Sanga) – Member, and Yakubu Yahaya Kuzamani (Kauru) – Member.
Membership of the committee also include: Comrade Rosi Elisha (Lere) – Member; Ishaku Shekari (Zangon Kataf) – Member; Esther Timothy Cookey (KD South) – Member; Mr Ali Waziri (KD South) – Member; Engr. Bawa Magaji (Kajuru) – Member; Austin Peters (Zaria Axis) – Member; Mrs Hannatu Sunny (Lere) – Member; Mrs Juliana Joseph (Zangon Kataf), and Dr Sale Pashi (Kaura), respectively.
The Committee, which will be inaugurated at the SOKAPU’s National Secretariat, Barnawa, Kaduna, on Monday 4th of April, 2022, is to among other things, “Draw a political roadmap for Southern Kaduna ahead of 2023 and beyond, engage with critical political stakeholders and players to identify, champion and protect the interest of Southern Kaduna.”
Other roles of the committee are also to explore areas of partnership with other political players within and outside the state for the purpose of fostering collaborative efforts and improving the democratic process; set up structures by way of organizing seminars, symposia, workshops and sensitization lectures to facilitate political awareness and voter education and electoral participation in Southern Kaduna.
“The Committee is free to co-opt new members, but in consultation with the President and approval by the CEC,” it noted, adding that “All decisions reached should be communicated to the CEC, via the President of SOKAPU before any action is taken.”