Sawa is the chairman of Association of Professional Photographers, Borno State.
A youth group from Gwoza Hills under the aegis of Zarabaha Youth Association on Thursday announced their support for Yusuf Sawa as the next candidate to be nominated by Governor Kashim Shettima as the Caretaker Chairman of Gwoza Local Government Area.
Mr. Shettima had on the April 22 sacked the immediate past caretaker council chairmen in the state following the expiration of their six month tenure. Since then, lobbying for appointment as councils chairmen commenced with various groups drumming supports for the candidates to represent them.
The Gwoza group said Mr. Sawa, who is also the Chairman of Association of Professional Photographers, Borno State Chapter, merited the appointment; not only as a core All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, politician but also for his philanthropic support for youth empowerment.
Speaking at a press conference, spokesman for the Zarabaha Youth Association, Shagari Ngoshe, who is also a councillor of Ngoshe Ward of Gwoza council, said the nomination of the popular Borno photographer would be a true representation of youth in the administration of local government in the state.
“Our brother and leader, Yusuf Sawa, has been one of the major backbones of our great party ANPP in Gwoza, especially the populous Bayan-Dutse area where majority of winning votes always come,” Mr. Ngoshe said.
Mr. Ngoshe went on to credit Mr. Sawa for the ANPP victory in Sawa Development Area.
“Sawa has always humbly identified himself with all the local government party officials and leaders like Hon Abubakar Muhammed Mbawaya, House of Rep Member, Mr. Peter Biye and our ANPP elders’ chairman in Bayan-Dutse, Alhaji Garba Ngoshe, who are all aware of Sawa’s numerous support for the ANPP during and after the last electioneering campaigns,” he said.
Gwoza hill is considered the political heartbeat of ANPP in Borno State. Analysts say that a victory from the densely populated Gwoza area is one of the determining factors of winning the gubernatorial elections in the state.