From: Linus Oota, Lafia
Chun Mada of Mada Kingdom in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Chief Samson Gamu-Yare, has come out strongly in support of the North senatorial zone to produce the next governor of the state.
This he said would ensure equity and fair play in the politics of the state.
Gamu-Yare argued that since the North has not produce a governor of Nasarawa State since its creation, it should be allowed to do so. He also charged Mada youths to unite, work hard to ensure that Nasarawa North Senatorial zone produced the next governor of the state in 2019.
The traditional ruler stated this in Akwanga while receiving members of the Mada Development Association (MDA) Youth Wing who visited him to notify him on the successful completion of the electoral process of electing its new excutives.
The royal father said that in the quest to produce the next governor which has eluded the zone since the creation of the state in 1996, all sons and daughters of the zone must speak with one voice on election day.
“We have an agenda to secure the gubernatorial election victory for Nasarawa North senatorial zone come 2019. So we must be resolute, united and focused on that set objective. This is one agenda too many. We are bound to pursue it with all vigor, all seriousness and all alacrity. I therefore charge you all to put your differences aside and work as one family for the actualization of that agenda,” He said.
He warned that there would be no more room for procrastination, political bickering and political apathy hence the need for all indigenes of Nasarawa North especially the youths to be politically active with the agenda in mind and keep off crisis that will scuttle the ambition.
The monarch, who expressed delight at the peaceful conduct of the election for a new executives for the Youth wing of MDA, said the success and peaceful conduct of the election has shown the world the capacity of Mada youths to conduct themselves in a mature manner and choose leaders of their choice without rancour, adding, “I am highly delighted with your conduct. You have exhibited maturity and projected Mada in good light to the world.
There was no rancour or fighting during the process. You have shown to the people of Nasarawa State especially the youths that any election is not a do or die affair.”
The election of the new executive of the MDA Youth Wing ended peacefully at the weekend saw the emergence of Mr. John Kyuni as President, Mrs. Mero Musa as Vice President and Mr. Anda Stephen as Secretary General.
Meanwhile, a front line governorship aspirant from Nasarawa West on the platform of the APC Hon. Aliyu Ahmed Wadada, has dismissed insinuations of a zoning arrangement for the office of governor of the state.
Wadada added that since the history of the state, no governor has emerged base on a zoning formula and that should be the trend.
He stated this while receiving award from Sport Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAM) Nasarawa State chapter, as Ambassador of the Year.
The former member of the House of Representatives said if allowed to step in, he would not look back in transforming the state into an enviable status.
He described as untrue news making the rounds that he planned to dump the APC if he fails to clinch the governorship ticket of the party, and express confidence that he would emerged victorious at the party’s primaries next year.