Electorates in Adamawa State have berated elected politicians in the state for not identifying with their constituencies in the festive periods of Christmas and Eid-Maulud.
A cross section of the electorates who spoke to newsmen in Yola the state capital on the celebrations said they were disappointed with the politicians for failing to show concern as was the practice before during such festive periods.
“No donation of rice and cows to groups and associations including the underprivileged as was the case before.
“In fact, even Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, are complaining that they did not see any donations from politicians as experienced before the general election”, Mr Zamdai Ali said.
Jessica Paul, Usman Buba, James Titus, Ibrahim Loko and Baba Yakubu said the politicians did not perform this time around as expected.
They claimed that they only received a text message wishing them happy celebrations from former House of Representatives member, Hajiya Aishatu Ahmed Binani of Peoples Democratic Movement, PDM, who contested for Adamawa Central Senatorial District but lost to APC candidate, Sen AbdulAziz Nyako.
“ I am impressed by the woman’s concern; in spite of losing the election, her campaign organization known as Binani Ambassadors still remembers to keep in touch with the electorate,”Paul said.
Paul noted that Binani had proved herself as a lady of the people by relating with them whenever the need arises and also by keeping her promise of providing ambulances for conveying corpses to Christian and Muslim groups in the state.
“She gave the Muslims their ambulance before election and went ahead to give the Christian their ambulance after the election in which she was even defeated. She set a good example by keeping her promise despite the defeat.
“She is the type of politician we want; she represents the type of change we are yearning for, and not the present crop who we elected because of Buhari and are now running away from us”, Paul said.
Baba Yakubu on his part cautioned the politicians, particularly those that rode on Buhari’s change to emerge that they have been exposed for what they were and would be rejected in next election if they fail to change.
“They are just moving around arrogantly snubbing people that elected them and pretending to be too busy while we are yet to see result from them in terms of quality representation,” Baba lamented.

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