All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate in the state has accused government of intimidating traditional rulers over the forthcoming gubernatorial elections nationwide.
The APC candidate, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP government is intimidating traditional rulers in the state to play major role in the election, particularly in ensuring that PDP candidate wins the election.
He made the accusation over the weekend in a live debate programme organised by some professional bodies in the state for all the gubernatorial candidates in the state which was only attended by candidates of APC and UPP.
He warned all traditional rulers never to be used in politics, advising them to instead play their role as stakeholders in the society, saying that they should not regard themselves as enemies of the in- coming administration after the election.
The two time commissioner of Justice in the state assured the citizens that if elected, his government will focus on rebuilding the battered economy of the state by ensuring that the solid minerals that abound in the state are properly utilised effectively to better the lives of the citizenry, instead of always depending on federation allocation.
Barrister Abdullahi explained that his first priority will be putting an end to the corruption eating deep into the fabrics of the state, adding that he will ensure that youths are motivated to work positively by rehabilitating them as well as counseling them from the bad habit of taking drugs.
Speaking earlier, chairman of the debate group, Dahiru Mohammed, said that the initiative of the debate was aimed at providing an opportunity for the people of the state to decide on the best candidate to elect through their response to the various issues of development affecting them.
“Our intention to organize the senatorial and gubernatorial debate for candidates in the state was as a way of improving the current space of political discourse, by putting on the table issues that are crucial to the development of the state and country at large,” he added.


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