Chairman of Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Yobe Alhaji Umar Kukuri, said on Thursday that he was impressed by the efforts of the state government in providing dividends of democracy to the people.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that although he (Kukuri) belonged to an opposition party, it was high time Nigerians imbibed the tradition of appreciating the good work of even rival political parties, to encourage selfless leaders.
”Although we belong to opposition party, we appreciate the good works of the Gaidam administration and will build on it.
“Progressive democracy is about service to the people irrespective of our political differences.
“We will appreciate the good work of government even if it does not belong to our political party, to encourage hard work, but will also criticize where necessary, for leaders to sit up,” he said.
Kukuri, who is the also the Yobe Chairman of National Conscience Party (NCP), said he was particularly impressed by developments in the health and education sectors.
According to him, his party will scout for a competent governorship candidate to take over from Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam in 2019.
He said the search became necessary to sustain and improve on the infrastructure put in place by the AP- led government of Gaidam. (NAN)