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“Maihanchi’s Family Not Divided, Presents Umar Baba For PDP Ticket”

Following the death of the member-elect who was to represent JalingoYerro, Zing Federal Constituency in the 10th National Assembly, Late Hon. Isma'ila Yusha'u Maihanchi, many politicians are warming up to join the race for the bye-election.


Prominent members of the Maihanchi Family in Jalingo  said they have unanimously presented Alhaji Umar Baba Maihanchi to contest for JalingoYorro Zing Federal Constituency under the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, affirming that the family is united on its position. 



Late Maihanci who won the election under the platform of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). defeated the incumbent House of Representatives member, Hon. Kasimu Maigari who was elected in 2019.


A statement from the Umar Baba Media team said the Maihanchi family did not find it difficult to arrive at the nomination of Alhaji Umar Baba Maihanchi because he is eminently and political qualified to win JalingoYorro Zing Federal Constituency for the PDP.


The Umar Baba Media team said the clarification became necessary following a report on this newspaper claiming the family was divided over presenting a choice to replace late Hon. Ismaila Yusha'u Maihanchi who died after winning JalingoYorro Zing Federal Constituency election.  


The media team said members of the family frowned at the description of Alhaji Umar Baba as a core civil servant and lack the requisite political exposure even when he is already a core party member of the PDP since it's inception 1998. 


"Alhaji Umar Baba Maihanci has been a loyal member of the PDP in Taraba state since 1998, he has supervised at various times party activities entrusted to him by the leadership of the party, thus Umar Baba is a well-known name in the PDP but at the local government and state level.


"During the last electioneering process, Umar Baba was the Returning Officer for Senator Sha'ibu Isa Lau of Taraba North and his late junior brother, Ismaila  during the party primary elections. 

He also actively campaign for the PDP particularly during the Governorship election, Umar Baba was able to win his area for the PDP.


"Umar Baba is a seasoned accountant with vast political knowledge of winning elections particularly in a very dynamic federal constituency like Jalingo Yorro Zing. 

"We want to state clearly that the Maihanchi family is not divided in any way, they are still in pain over the irreplaceable loss of their son, a humanist personified Hon Ismaila Yusha'uMaihanchi who died after overwhelmingly winning the contest of Jalingo, YorroZing federal constituency. 

"The family remains grateful to Taraba State governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, the Governor Elect, Col. Kefas Agbu Rtd. and all PDP stakeholders for their support to ensure that late Ismaila Yusha'u Maihanchi's political legacy is sustained."


"We want to state that Umar Baba is a popular choice among the Maihanchi family who enjoys acceptance of the late Ismaila family.

"Umar Baba has also contributed to the unity of the Maihanchi and we are proud of him".

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