A Coalition of Concern Groups appealed to Alkali Usman, the former Inspector General of Police (IGP) to contest for Yobe senatorial seat.
Mr Muhammad Isma’il, the Chairman of the coalition made the call on behalf of other coalition members while addressing newsmen on Sunday in Damaturu.
Our correspondent reports that the seat became vacant when Senator Ibrahim Geidam, representing Yobe East was appointed Minister of Police Affairs of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Isma’il said their decision was as a result of examplary leadership of Usman and his performance as IGP.
“Under his visionary leadership, the Nigerian Police Force witnessed transformational reforms that not only bolstered public confidence.
“But also contributed significantly to the development and progress of Nigeria.
“The Yobe East Progressive Movement firmly believes that the former Inspector General’s exceptional track record, impeccable integrity.
“And deep-rooted connection to the people of Yobe make him the ideal candidate to represent the constituency in the National Assembly,” he said.
Chairman of the coalition also implored to the former police chief to consider their appeal.
Isma’il added that Usman’s approval would be a significant step toward securing a brighter future for Yobe east and the state at large.