POLITICAL RALLYBy Our Correspondent

The recent overturn of legal tussle in the political arena of Shiroro local government area of Niger State, has been described as short circuit to the political freedom of the democratically elected chairman, Comrade Suleiman Dauda Chukuba.

This assertion was made by a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), and former chairman of the defunct Lapma Local Government Area, Comrade Gambo Yusuf, during an interactive session with newsmen at the IBB Pen House, Minna, today.

He described the overture as a divine lesson for politicians, political god fathers and citizens of Nigeria.

Comrade Yusuf also maintained that politicians and political elites of the local government have not been fair and patriotic to themselves and the entire area since the emergence of democracy till date, which has led to a lot of set backs in terms of development of the local government area in all its ramifications.

He expressed bitterness over the unhealthy bickering and uncivilized political rivalry of the political class which according to him would not yield any meaningful development and progress in the area.

The one time Chairman of the NUJ, Niger State Council further observed that the suspension and subsequent impeachment of the chairman, Comrade Suleiman Chukuba by the councillors was unprofitable and needles at a time when insecurity had actually displaced the electorates, robbed a sizeable population of their wealth, killing the men and raping their women and children.

He said that instead of the councillors to resort to lobbying the state governor to intervene genuinely to save the people from the horrors of the bandits, they adopted a shameful show of shame and selfish agitation for material gain.

He then warned that, since the matter has been put to hold by the almighty Allah through the courts, the councillors should eschew rancor and bitterness by seeking adequate knowledge of political representation to be able to add value to their constituencies as against their inclined selfish and Machiavellian tutorials of their god fathers.

The veteran Journalist also frowned at the traditional political factions often embraced by our young politicians, advising the latter to shield their daggers for development to take the centre stage in the local government area.

Comrade Gambo condemned the worrisome quantum of insecurity in the state as prevalent in Shiroro,Munya and Rafi local government areas stressing that as at the time of issuing the statement, the entire area of Alawa, Bassa and Gurmana have completely been displaced even as military units protecting them were chased away, killing five (5) Soldiers and a Mobile Policeman.

TAURARUWA