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VIDEO: How Katsina billionaire funds presidential candidate in the Niger Republic
Dahiru Mangal, a Celebrated Katsina billionaire, reportedly has donated over 100 campaign autos in support of the presidential poll quest of Mohamed Bazoum, the former minister of the Niger Republic
In undated footage retrieved by PRNigeria, the presentation of the automobiles was made in Maradi, the second-largest metropolis within the Niger Republic which can also be a border community between Nigeria and the nation.
The autos have been all imprinted with “Mohammed Bazoum, 2021” with a marked portrait of the presidential aspirant on them.
With a net value tallied around $765m, Mr. Mangal is a business magnate, an industrialist, entrepreneur, and seasoned management professional who founded Max Air Limited in 2008.
Mangal’s contribution will stimulate Mohamed Bazoum’s possibilities who’s already a protege of President Issoufou and the candidate for the ruling Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS).
The general polls are slated to be carried in Niger on Sunday, December 27 to vote for the President and National Assembly. Based on PRNigeria if no presidential competitor amasses a plurality of the ballots above 50 percent a second-round can be held on 21 February 2021.
In a year marred by disappointments for some West African nations, the upcoming presidential election will result in Niger’s first democratic shift of power between two democratically elected presidents since the nation’s sovereignty in 1960 from France.
Mohamed Bazoum is a Nigerien Arab politician who has been President of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya) since 2011. He performed within the authorities of Niger as Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1995-1996 and once more from 2011 to 2015.
He also served as Minister of State at the Presidency through 2015 and 2016 and was Minister of State for the interior between 2016 and the summer season of 2020 when he relinquished to concentrate on the 2020 presidential election.
There is are signs that Mr Bazoum might win Niger’s first democratic switch of power regards to the ruling party’s huge financial benefits.
The 60-year-old former interior minister has pledged to proceed with Mr Issoufou’s policies for battling Islamist unrest and fighting poverty. His policy setting, dubbed Renaissance 3, is dubbed after Mr Issoufou’s Renaissance 1 and Renaissance 2 governing agendas. Bazoum’s campaign manager is Issoufou’s son.
Mr. Bazoum will confront 29 different contenders, together with Mahamane Ousmane, who was president from 1993-1996, and Seini Oumarou, a former prime minister. The runner-up within the final election, Hama Amadou, is banned from aspiring due to a criminal conviction.
President Mahamadou Issoufou will discontinue after two five-year periods, in contrast to other leaders within the region, particularly in Ivory Coast and Guinea who used constitutional adjustments to lengthen their tenures to 3 terms.
He accordingly paves the way in which for an amicable change of power between two elected presidents, a first for the West African nation, which has seen 4 coups since reaching independence from France in 1960.