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I’ll Treat Nigerlites Equally If Voted As LG Boss – Masu

Posted: Oct 22, 2015 at 7:55 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Chinwendu Nnadozie, Minna

A chairmanship aspirant for Chanchaga Local Government Area (Minna metropolitan city) in the November 7, 2o15 Local Government Council election in Niger State, Hon. Danjuma Abdullahi Masu, has promised to carry every Nigerlites along if voted into office.

Masu said that he would sustain the heterogeneity status of the council whereby every law-abiding citizen and segments of the society would not only accorded equal respect but carried along in decisions that depict the status of the area as a miniature Nigeria.

The aspirant, who is contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), traced disenchantments among citizens to administrative policies of the current administration in the state which has relegated certain categories of people to second class status.

“All things being equal, Chanchaga being a universal local government in the state, I mean it is a place where you have representatives of Nigerians, people from across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and non-Nigerians working and living together as one big family”.

Masu said that giving voice to every desiring citizen is the secret he intends to explore for the promotion of peaceful co-existence, instill unity and above all guarantee stability among the various segments of the entire Minna metropolitan populace if voted for.

“Part of the administrative shortcomings of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government is the high level discriminations basically against people who have contributed to the growth and development of the state,” he said, adding, “if voted for, I will accord equal rights to every citizen.”

He also said, “People should be recognized by what economic impact they have made or what they are contributing to today’s Niger State not necessarily by individuals’ political affiliations because party platform or not we are all and have equal stake to this great state, Niger.”

“Chanchaga is the only local government in Niger State that has people from all the 25 local government councils; people from across the 36 states and the FCT, Abuja and foreigners being represented living peacefully with one another, so being a local government Minna metropolitan or capital city is a local government council with special interests.”

Masu said that he would bring his experience as a former local government councilor by recognizing the heterogeneity of Minna, the state capital, by accommodating the diverse ethnic groups therein and respecting the various segments of the society for the overall best interest of all Nigerians. This, he said, was part of the secret of successes recorded by the immediate past administration.

Though the issue of money has always been the major hindrances towards fulfilling plans for his people as a councilor, Masu said as a councilor under the Abdulkadir Kure administration, they were compelled to use their personal monies to execute projects for the benefits of their people.

“If given the mandate, I assure you we will do our best to make desired impact; I will give you an example as a former councilor during the Governor Abdulkadir Kure administration. Councilors were forced to do projects from personal monies because we were having zero allocations”.

Against condemnations of joint state Local Government accounts, Masu said the money they were receiving could not even pay salaries so it was the joint account that was helping about four local government council; Suleja, Chanchaga, Bida and Kontagora to survive.With the joint account and the Ward Development Projects (WDP) of the last administration, the PDP council chairman hopeful said the last administration was able to touch the lives of rural dwellers by initiating the 10 kilometre roads in each local government council while individual wards decided what project they needed under the WDP.