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Kifasi cautions against religious, ethnic voting

02 January 2015, 12:46

Jalingo - The Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Danladi Kifasi, has urged people of Taraba to vote for credible and tested candidates that would introduce change and ensure development in the state.

He made the call on Friday in Jalingo at a breakfast organised in his honour by Global Achievers Group for Jonathan 2015.

The head of service told his audience that what Taraba and indeed Nigeria urgently needed were credible and tested candidates,
saying people should not mind the ethnic or religious backgrounds of candidates but what they could offer.

He said what Taraba and Nigeria urgently required was development in terms of basic amenities and infrastructure.

He added that"we need someone who will provide these needs to the masses. We should not bother about candidate's
religious, ethnic or geopolitical backgrounds.’’

Also read: Nigerian government and politics

Buttressing his point, Kifasi said he observed that when Boko Haram attacked any location, they do not select whether it was
a Muslim or Christian location.

He then wondered why Nigerians were still talking about religion and ethnicity when everyone was a target for destruction.

He emphasised that the electorate should get wiser and choose political leaders in the forthcoming polls based on their credentials and political pedigree with a view to achieving results in terms of development and unity of the country and its various federating components.

Earlier, Mr Aboki Boyenga, the state’s Co-ordinator of the group, had said that the objective of the Global Achievers Group was to sensitise the public on the need to identify progressive elements with distinct records of achievement and support them to stand elective office.

He said that the breakfast was to honour the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, who is the patron of the group and the first son of Taraba to occupy the post.

Boyenga added that Kifasi was an exemplary leader who had achieved great heights in the course of his career in civil service and deserved the honour.

The group would continue to identify and encourage achievers that would move the state and the country forward, he noted.


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