LG Polls: Stakeholder tasks parties to present credible candidates


By Muhammad Nasir

Sokoto, Feb. 1, 2021 Ahead of Sokoto State local government election, a stakeholder, Alhaji Kasimu Umarun-Kwabo, has advised all participating political parties to present credible candidates to improve quality governance at the grassroots.

He also urged the parties to conduct fair and acceptable primaries in order to produce unbeatable candidates in the 23 local government areas of the state.

Umarun-Kwabo, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto North Local Government Area, gave the task at a news conference on Monday in Sokoto.

He implored the aspirants to play politics of friendship that will promote democracy in the state.

Umarun-Kwabo enjoined the aspirants to have in mind that politics is a game of understanding and not a do-or-die affair.

“Therefore, we are confident that with the current global development of political system, all those aspiring for any office are people of good character who always wish the best for the society.

“As such, candidates should ensure a political system which will fit our society by avoiding any acts that will distract the peace of our people.

“Moreover, we have to keep in mind that leadership is not by force, it is only God who gives leadership, as such we should seek our destiny from God and support whoever emerge,” he appealed.

The stakeholder further called on the people of the state to end politics of vote buying and ensure they vote the best leaders that will address their respective challenges.

Besides, he urged PDP delegates to elect best candidates who possess reputable track records and are ready to bring more development to the state.

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