On 20th May 2017 Mashi/Dutsi constituents went to the polls to elect a new member that represents them in the National Assembly. Four people are on the ballot, two of them the frontrunners: the favored one by APC state gov’t Mansur Ali Mashi and his challenger Hon. Nazifi M. Yusuf of the great opposition party PDP.
Meanwhile, these are the key political actors that impacted Mashi/Dutsi Federal constituency by-election.
The incumbent state governor Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari had played a key-role in determining the fate of the winning side. Masari has to make undisputable effort whatever way to not only satisfy the APC as a party but also to save President Muhammadu Buhari from a polity of ignominy. This is because both Mashi and Dutsi local government are in the same senatorial zone with President Buhari’s hometown.
On this vein, the mighty governor has to deluge all the state’s lawmakers to RELIGIOUSLY participate in the war economically but also physically to make the outcome a success.
On the opposition sideway of the PDP the political emeritus Umar Abdullahi Tata pose firm in securing more votes to PDP. Tata dedicatedly campaigned to see a winning for his party which in a cause of that led to his arrest by the state police particularly on the mission of his failed program title “Mukori Yunwa” feeding program in Dutsi. Tata’s 2015 benevolence when aspiring to gover Katsina state attracts him more supporter’s amongst whom women are the majority which still impacted in his political career.
The two term chairman of Mashi local government, former member representing Mashi at the state’s Assembly, Former chief of staff of the state and now state’s PDP chairman in person of; Alhaji Salisu Yusuf Majigiri had actively participated in the recent bye-election. Being him an icon of Mashi politics, Alhaji Magiri brought his electoral ward to success by defeating APC 119 against PDP’s 105 votes. Not only had that, Alhaji Magiri also campaigned delightfully for PDP to rise once more.
The Chairman Umar Tata social media forum Abdul Danja who is also a renowned social media activist along-side with his aids had to observe the election to deprived of losing it credibility as promised by INEC. This social media colossus feeds masses with results outcome here and there at the polling units through posting on social media. He is also arrested by police with undisclosed reason in the cause of Mashi/Dutsi bye election’s struggle.