A well attended meeting of top Buharists in Kano held Sunday at Murtala Muhammad Library on Ahmadu Bello Way to inaugurate the firat wave of Elders with a view to unify the numerous Buhari supporters and support groups under a common umbrella. The focus of the Legacy Group is to do all it can to raise the level of mobilisation to a height beyond the 2015 poll. It aims to debunk all the propaganda that has been unleashed on unsuspecting common voters.
The meeting held under the auspices of APC Legacy Unity Group made up mainly of Buhari supporters in CPC. The CPC is the core Legacy Party that fused with two others, ANPP and ACN to form APC, while taking on the Governors led faction of the PDP. Many associates and supporters of General Muhammadu Buhari dating back to his entry into full scale partisan politics in 2002 were in attendance.
The twenty three Elders were invited after advocacy and senstisation visits by the Legacy Group’s leaders. Those who attended the public presentation and inauguration are: AIG Muktar Abbas Takai mni, Senator UK Umar, Alhaji Mato Bangare, Honorable Ali Yahaya Bichi, Honorable Ada’u Rano, Alhaji Hamisu Buhari Daura, Alhaji Shehu Dalhatu, Dr. Shehi Ali, Alhaji Ibrahim Marmara, Senator Rufa’i Sani Hanga, Legacy Chairman AS Bacha and Deputy Kabiru Gwangwazo.
Other members of the 23 member first wave of Buharist Elders are: Malam Ado Muhammad Hisbah, Prof. Munzali Jibrin, Alhaji Yusuf Hassan, Dr. Baffa Abdullahi Bichi, Brig-Gen. Lawal Jaafaru Isa, Prof. Aliyu Jibia, Alhaji Abdulmajid Danbilki Kwamwanda, Sen. Isa Yahya Zarewa, Hon. Sale Shehu Kuidawa, Hajiya Maryam Ado Gwaram, Senator Sule Halilu, Barrister Aisha Ibrahim Dankani MFR mni and Alhaji Sadisu Buhari.
The Legacy Unity Group led by Chairman, Alhaji Abdulsalam Salisu Bacha called the meeting to provide a platform that would lead the way to corral all Buhari supporters of whatever status to rededicate themselves to the onerous task of getting the President back to office at the 2019 elections.
In a welcome address in which he introduced some of the 23 Elders invited, Deputy Chairman of the APC Legacy Unity Group, Malam Kabiru Muhammad Gwangwazo lamented that the bulk of committed Buharists and Kano and the North have not receieved deserves attention of the Governmwnt in the past three years because of a failure to pull together and design a workable agenda for Mr. President to work with. Malam Kabiru Gwangwazo was Chairman of the ANPP in Kano state when General Buhari first joined full scale party politics. Earlier on, he was elected Chairman of Kano Municipal Local Council. An experienced politician and journalist, Malam Kabiru urged the Elders and other stakeholders to learn from the efficient use of a properly articulated agenda the Yoruba south west is effectively and efficiently reaping the rewards thereto.
The meeting had most members of the executive of the Legacy Group and leading subcommittee members in attendance.
The Elders Secretariat team was also unveiled at the event with five members including Legacy Group Deputy Chairman as Chairman of the Secretariat Team, the Legacy Group Secretary, Director, Research and Documentation, Director Contacts and Mobilisation and secretary, Legacy Group PRO, and Kano Central contact and mobilisation secretary.