Why I am supporting a particular aspirant from Jos North and not Bassa | By Ali Tiga

NEWS DIGEST – The anticipated date for the bye-election of the seat of House of Representative of Bassa/Jos North is awaiting announcement and attention of politicians and constituents is on who the cap fits for the seat.

Lots of aspirants irrespective of political affiliation have shown interest on occupying the seat of Bassa/Jos North House of Representative, which is made vacant due to the demise of Hon. Haruna Maitala (Late) whom have contributed immensely in bringing development to his constituents.

All what the constituents are agitating is the person with experience and whom has the people at heart to continue from where the Late Member of blessed memory have stopped. This implies the need for quality representation is the desire and agitation of the people of Bassa/Jos North.

In an discussive engagement with politicians, students, market men/women, farmers, among others, on who is the best candidate with experience and has what it takes to continue smoothly in representing the good people of Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency. In the discussion in various communities in Bassa/Jos North Local Government, most of the individuals and groups are in total support for Hon. Suleiman Kwande to continue with the remaining tenure. antec

Various individual championing the campaigns of various candidates for the seat, there response shows that they are having nightmares on the candidature of Hon. Suleiman Y. Kwande, looking at his antecedents and record of achievements when he was in office and out of office.

All candidates aspiring to occupy the seat during the discussion were put in scale to measure their contribution, achievements, political structure, followers, their acceptability, relevance in politics, closeness to government, stakeholders and politicians both at local, state and national levels, the benefits of electing them, their weaknesses and strength, their good side and bad side and other parameters all were look into, in fairness and with sense of honestly and without any form of sentiment, Hon. Sulieman Y. Kwande is rated high as the person whom has what it takes if elected to continue with the developmental project and quality representation.

At the end of the discuss it was agreed that a platform will be made available, in which all aspirant irrespective of political party will be invited and be engaged in a formal discussion with constituents so as to have their score cards and also hear the manifesto of all the candidates on why he or she should be voted.

As we await, it important that the people of Bassa/Jos North continue to listen and also engage in constructive discussions and making findings on each aspirant in order to make fruitful and right decision on who will represent us.

It was also pointed out that Bassa/Jos North are in dare need of a representative at this point in time and therefore call on the institution responsible for conducting the election to as a matter of urgency facilitate and speedise effort and plans to conduct the bye-election so that the constituency will have a voice that will present their cry looking at the challenges confronting the federal constituency.

Ali Tiga
Fomer Aide to Late Hon E. Adonis
Member representing Pengana constituency.

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