It was an atmosphere filled with high optimism for the good people of Ilorin East/Ilorin South Federal Constituency as a young and versatile politician and philanthropist per excellence, Alhaji Yusuf Zulu-Gambari, popularly called YZG, joined the race to the Green Chamber of National Assembly, Abuja, by declaring his interest to run under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in grand style.
The two-day declaration event had its flag-off with special prayer at his family house, Ciroma Compound, Centre Igboro, Ilorin, with hundreds of family members, friends, political and business associates in attendance. Many of the attendees, during the prayer session, expressed they made it to the declaration outing in order to reciprocate the young politician’s past good gestures and generosity.
The aspirant on the first day, Tuesday 8th February, 2022, first officially announced his intention to run, at his ward’s party secretariat, Balogun Fulani 1 of Ilorin South local government area. On the second day, he proceeded to Ilorin East and Ilorin South local governments constituting the constituency respectively, in order to meet and keep the party executives, stakeholders and members, abreast of his aspiration.
Alhaji Gambari also visited the Kwara Central PDP Senatorial office to make his intention known to the Senatorial executive. He therefore, wrapped the declaration tour up by proceeding to the state PDP Secretariat where he met with the state executive and warmly received by the Secretary of the party, Alhaji Rasak Lawal and other members of the executive.
It’s worthy of note that YZG is well-equipped with needed leadership tools, having served in the administration of former governors, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON, and Dr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, as Liason Officer to Ilorin South and Offa local governments and Special Assistant on Loan Management respectively, at his tender age.
It is also significant to note, that with the young entrepreneur, holistic representation is guaranteed for the constituency, considering his vast experiences and antecedents as an holder of degree in political science and law respectively and being a federal government consultant through his reputable firm, Silverbrook Capital Limited.
The aspirant, during each of sessions, appreciated all the party executive, elders, youths and women for the warm reception and assured them of his excellent representation if given in the mandate come 2023.