From Segun Babatunde in Gombe
Member representing Akko Federal Constituency, Gombe State and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, Hon Usman Bello Kumo has been served a vote of no confidence.
A coalition of youth groups in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State while expressing their dissatisfaction with the performance of the lawmaker in the green chamber, endorsed Hon Dattuwa Ali Kumo as their choice to replace him.
Addressing a press conference in Gombe Wednesday, the coalition led by Khalid Ahmed, Chairman, Coalition of APC Support Groups, said they are not satisfied with the performance of the lawmaker because he is not interested in making laws and reforms that will better the lives the people, especially the youths.
According to Mr. Khalid Ahmed, “it is not about giving out money, even as the Chairman, House Committee on Police Affairs, we are still living with many security challenges because, among many others, he is not playing his part well”.
He said, “our constituency lacks a purposeful representation it deserves in NASS. This has made it to become the most backward and poverty stricken out of the six Federal Constituencies in Gombe State.
“Data available has shown that we have the greatest number of jobless youths in the State with majority of them turning into political thugs, phone snatchers and all forms of social vices and crimes”, he stressed.
The coalition is therefore calling on Hon Dattuwa Ali Kumo, a former member of the Gombe State House of Assembly and current Special Adviser to Governor Inuwa Yahaya on House of Assembly Matters, to come and rescue the constituency by contesting the position in 2023.
He said, Hon Dattuwa Ali Kumo has all the required standard to represent the constituency because he has been contributing to the growth and developments of Akko Local Government for a long time.
In curbing youths restiveness and crimes, he said “Dattuwa empowered over 1000 women through skills acquisition programmes initiated for youths and women with beneficiaries drawn from all the eleven wards of the LGA. They were given sewing machines, grinding machines while others were given tools for the skills they acquired with a start up capital”.
He said another set of 1000 youths were trained in various trades and issued with start up capital to start their private businesses, be self dependent which took took them out of the streets.
” He facilitated the approval of Federal Government’s Survival Funds to 90 youths to enable them start fresh business or improve on the existing ones. These among many others attracted series of commendation to him from people across all walks of life within and outside Akko LGA”, he said.
These and many other reasons has convinced them that Hon Dattuwa will give them the best representation at NASS coupled with his legislative experience which they added will bring into play in ensuring that Akko Federal Constituency get what it deserves for it to move forward.