Sen. Kabiru Gaya Sets Record, Returns to Senate for 4th Time
Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya (APC Kano South) has set a record of quadruple victory to return to the senate defeating his closest rival the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Sani Rogo. Senator Gaya pulled 319,004 votes to defeat Rogo who scored 217,520.
Professor Ibrahim Barde ,who is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s returning officer for the area who announced the result said that Senator Gaya was elected for the 4th time having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes.
Immediately the result was announced, the entire Kano was thrown into jubilation as all and sundry danced and chanted victory songs.
A jubilant youth told journalists that Senator Gaya’s achievement as a federal lawmaker was legendary. He said that the former Kano State governor has been the only known senator that is in the red chamber for the interest of the people and not self aggrandisement.
A chieftain of the APC said that Kano people are generally proud of the Kano South senator for his records. According to him, “This is the first time; a northern senator was appointed chairman Senate Committee on work which Senator Gaya has used in building roads for Kano State and other parts of the north.” He further said that sponsoring of the bill for the creation of North-East Development Commission (NEDC) by Senator Gaya was enough for his re-election adding that it was a legacy that will not be forgotten in a hurry. Taking Nigeria be elected into the exalted position of vice-president Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), is something we are all proud of.
He also recalled that when Senator was handed the flag by the national chairman of APC for the election a group was reported in the media as saying “Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya is the man to beat in Kano South and enjoining other contestants to step down as it is more honourable to step down than concede defeat.” Today, that prophesy has come to past, he said. He also said, “Senator Gaya’s credential as senator was too intimidating.