2019: Dogara, best for Dass, Balewa, Bogoro Federal Constituency

...as Bauchi Muslim Group Sensitises Electorates on good conduct to vote credible people 

THE speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been described as the best candidate for the Dass, Tafawa-Balewa, Bogoro federal constituency in the forthcoming general elections considering the tremendous development he has brought to the area.

A politician from Dass local government area of Bauchi state, Alhaji Usman Dankaden Dass stated this on Wednesday while speaking at a sensitization meeting organised by a Muslim group known as ‘Dass Muslim Volunteers Mobilizers (D995) held in Dass.

Usman Dankade while enumerating the various developmental projects brought to the area by Yakubu Dogara declared that it is only good for the the people of the area to appreciate him by voting for him to continue to represent the area for another term.

The politician added that the era of mixing religion with politics is gone but rather people are assessed based on their performance while in office because according to him, “we are witnessing development in this area because of the good leadership quality of the Speaker who is our son”.

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He told the gathering that, “you here all are Muslims and you have benefitted from the good and effective representation of Yakubu Dogara who does not consider religion before doing anything for the people. In fact he has built more Mosques than Churches in the area aside from other projects sited in the area through his efforts and influence “.

Usman Dankade then called on the electorates in the area to put religious sentiment aside and vote for the Speaker and others who will provide effective and quality representation to the area.

Meanwhile, as the 2019 general elections get closer and determined to ensure a hitchfree conduct of the exercise, an Islamic Group in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State known as ‘Dass Muslim Volunteers Mobilizers’ (D995) has organised a  sensitization for the electorate in the area on the need to shun violence, thuggery and bigotry throughout the election period.

They were also advised to ensure that they voted only for credible and honest politicians who will give them effective and positive representation irrespective of ethno-religious difference having in mind that politics is all about good governance and service delivery for development.

While delivering a lecture during the event held on Wednesday in Dass,  an Islamic Cleric, Ustaz Ahmad Isah Jajah called on voters not to allow politicians to instigate them to kill, maim others or vote on religious or ethic grounds stressing that politics is all about relationships and not dichotomy.

According to him, Nigeria, Bauchi State and Dass local government have people of different religions and tribes urging electorate to vote candidates only on merits because according to him there is no difference between a failed religious bigot and a failed politician.

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“People should be wise and should not be misled by politicians who may use religion to campaign before the election and later betray the trust reposed in them. No religion can rule alone permanently in Nigeria because the country comprises both Muslims and Christians. People should vote only those who will ensure justice and fairness to all and sundry irrespective of their religious, ethnic or political parties “, he advised.

Other Islamic Clerics who presented papers at the meeting stressed the need for religious tolerance pointing out that religion has nothing to do with politics apart from giving directions on how the leaders are to lead positively warning that some of those who hide under religion to play politics are only doing it for selfish reasons.

Earlier, in his opening remark, the Secretary General of the Group, Alhaji Yusuf Abubakar (SA) explained that the organization was formed with the objective of enlightening people of the local government on good governance and election issues.

He said that members of the group who were drawn from all the electoral wards in the area and several political parties will embark on spirited campaigns on the need for the people to vote only for  credible leaders and  shun violence in the upcoming polls.

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