Rimamnde Bitrus Nuhu has been in the political arena of Taraba State since the return of democracy in 1999. He made a popular show to contest the governorship of the state in 2003 under the platform of The Alliance for Democacy(AD) a party believed to be a south west regional party then.
Rimamnde who was believed to be the sole financier of the party traversed the nook and crannies of Taraba soliciting for people’s votes to be their Governor a move that was truncated by the quest of Rev. Jolly Nyame to complete his tenure of 8years as the governor.
As event could turn out to be, Rimamnde Bitrus Nuhu later crossed carpeted to The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the instance of Leadership of The PDP under Rev. Nyame and Dr. Abdulmumuni Vaki and was later in 2007 to pursue his quest of seeking the people’s mandate, an outing that was well supported by Bitrus loyalists across Taraba State.
He contested the Gubernatorial seat of the state in 2007 along side the likes of Hon. Baido Tijos, Amb. Idris Waziri, Mr. Obadiah Ando; Amb.Emmanuel Njiwa, Alh. Kabiru Hammanyaji, Amb. Musa John Jen, Dr.Daniel Bobzon Mr. Philip Munlip Mr. Ezekiel Irimiya Alh Ibrahim Tumba and hosts of others.
An arrangement was reached where Rimamnde Bitrus Nuhu was to support the candidature of Hon. Baido Tijos, to reduce friction in the polity in an understanding that in case of any eventuality he replces Baido Tijos in the contest. In a twist of events however, Hon. Baido was later d ropped by his party the PDP. Rimamnde was however not picked, and a new search for replacement commenced, eventually Pharm. Danbaba Danfulani emerged as a neutral person to flag the party’s ticket who against all odd won the election.
Pharm. Danbaba Danfulani later appointed Rimamnde as the first coordinator of Yangtu special development area, an area which Rimamde comes from. At first, Rimamnde saw the appointment as a slight. On the other hand he saw it as an opportunity to serve his people and immediate constituency, which he did with legendary and laudable landmarks. Within a twinkle of an eye he brought vast transformation to the community which was nicknamed “orphan”, all the schools were renovated and reconstructed to befitting edifice for conducive learning.
He also launched an Agric farm and a plant nursery in Jenuwa Kogi where pineapple seedlings and palm tree seedlings are largely produced increasing revenue to the SDA and the state, cars were bought for the traditional heads that constitute the Special Development Area (SDA) to ease transportation. These and several mega Development projects abound to his credit. At the end of his tenor, It is said ” The YSDA has ended, The Soul of The YSDA has gone with the person who brought it”.
In 2015, he indicated another interest to represent his people this time around in the Senate were he bought the nomination form of his party the PDP along side other contestants. The primary election which was marked with irregularities saw Sen. Emmanuel Bwacha emerge as the party flag bearer of the senatorial election and ever since Rimamde has been in a long legal battle with Bwacha which went up to the supreme court and was later returned to the Federal high court to be heard on its merit, a case that will soon be decided in the federal high court Jalingo later this month.
Bitrus who has never relented in his quest to represent his senatorial zone come 2019 is making wide consultation and permutations to give his constituents the needed legislative representation in The upper Chambers of The National Assembly come 2019.