A governorship aspirant, Chief Emmanuel Bello, recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Adamawa State. In this interview with TONY AKOWE, he speaks on his vision and why he wants to succeed Governor Jubrila Bindow in next year’s election. 

WHy do you want to be govrnor of adamawa state?

I was born and bred in Adamawa State and I feel that I have a duty to give back to my community what the community has given me. My community in Adamawa State has given me life, even though we know all lives come from God. Only God can decide what happens tomorrow. No human being can say I will be this. But with God, everything is possible. So, why do I want to become governor? Or why am I even in politics? Look at Adamawa State, for instance, I’m a student of contemporary politics. And I like to refer my political upbringing to the philosophy of Malam Aminu Kano of blessed memory and Sa’adu Zungur, who was the ideologue for the Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU). I read so much about him. He came from Bauchi. He was Malam Aminu Kano’s teacher. He was a very serious ideologue. He came from the Marxist study group point of view. I link my ideology of life, politics and being to the socialist ideology and the fact that all human beings are equal. Justice is not something that should be negotiated. All people must be treated with dignity. And life is precious. I have an idea of how a government should be formed…

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