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2019 election: Southern Kaduna people take final position on candidate to support

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Southern Kaduna people said they have resolved not to support any political party that exploits and whip up ethnic and religious sentiment to divide the people of the state.

A communique issued at the end of a one-day Southern Kaduna Political Summit Group at Kafanchan and jointly signed by its convener and secretary, Barr. Mark Jacob and Simon Reef Musa, said the Southern Kaduna people would only support any party that demonstrates a commitment for the realization of the full potentials of the agricultural prospects through the provision of financial status to the teeming farmers.

The communique said, “The Summit particularly resolves that Southern Kaduna people will never support a party that has exploited and whip up ethnic and religious fault lines to further divide the people of Kaduna state.

“The Summit further declares its commitment to serve as an effective platform for assessing the scorecard of elected representatives based on the above stated key interests as agreed by participants.

“The Southern Kaduna people are united in supporting any party that demonstrate a commitment for the realisation of the full potentials of our agricultural prospects through provision of financial support and attracting investment on ginger, among other viable sectors, for improving the financial status of our teeming farmers.

“The commitment by any political party to provide loans and other empowerment schemes for farmers to improve on their crop-yielding ventures in ginger, Irish potatoes, among others, and empowerment of our rural populace should serve as fulcrum of our support.”

“The summit deplores the unprecedented suffering unleashed on Southern Kaduna under the APC-led government in the state, as shown in the absence of infrastructural development, killings and other forms of insecurity that have ravaged the people,” the communique explained.

The meeting called on the people of the area to rise up and do the needful, adding, “The meeting resolved on the need for the Southern Kaduna people to unite in order to end the siege and avoid their extermination.”

The participants said, “Besides resolving to work together for the protection of core interests/values of Southern Kaduna across party affiliations, the summit laments the poor quality of political representations by elected representatives, and declares that henceforth, the silence of parliamentarians, both at the national and state levels, should no longer be condoned and or tolerated. In this wise, the meeting calls on the electorate to either ‘reward’ or ‘punish’ elected representatives in the forthcoming polls on the basis of their performances.

“The meeting agrees that never again will elected representatives go unassessed on the basis of templates detailing key interests of our people.”

While condemning the silence of elected representatives on challenges militating against the people, the meeting also resolved that, henceforth, those who seek to represent the people must be willing to always speak up and must not remain silent.

The meeting enjoined political representatives in the area to at all times represent the interests of the people by engaging them to seek their views for effective representations.

“The summit deplores the unprecedented suffering unleashed on Southern Kaduna under the APC-led government in the state, as shown in the absence of infrastructural development, killings and other forms of insecurity that have ravaged the people. Calling on the people to rise up and do the needful, the meeting resolved on the need for the Southern Kaduna people to unite in order to end the siege and avoid their extermination.

“Besides resolving to work together for the protection of core interests/values of Southern Kaduna across party affiliations, the summit laments the poor quality of political representations by elected representatives, and declares that henceforth, the silence of parliamentarians, both at the national and state levels, should no longer be condoned and or tolerated. In this wise, the meeting calls on the electorate to either ‘reward’ or ‘punish’ elected representatives in the forthcoming polls on the basis of their performances.

“The meeting agrees that never again will elected representatives go unassessed on the basis of templates detailing key interests of our people,” the communique added.

Source: http://dailypost.ng/2019/02/04/2019-election-southern-kaduna-people-take-final-position-candidate-support/

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