Elect Leaders Devoid Of Tribal And Religious Sentiments – Namdas


BY AUSTIN AJAYI, YOLA – A member of the House of Representatives for Toungo, Ganye, Jada and Mayo Belwa Federal Constituency, Hon Abdulrazaq Namdas, has declared that the time for choosing political leaders based on religion or tribe has taken the nation backward and called on the electorate to elect leaders with capacity to lead.

Speaking with newsmen in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, the lawmaker said the era of politics of ethnicity and religion should no longer be the basis for electing political leaders into offices.

According to him, the last 21 years of uninterrupted democratic rule has offered more development to Nigeria than the past, adding that democracy, especially in the last five years, has served his constituency very well and the evidences are all over the places for everyone to see.

The lawmaker ascribed some of the landmark feats attained by the present democratic dispensation as a result of a renewed synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government in the country.

Stressing that democracy has benefitted his constituency significantly through the award of a N22.7 billion road network which traverses the four local governments of his constituency, in addition to a litany of other constituency projects, Namdas further said, “The road project has opened up socio-economic activities and ease of doing business in the area.

He said that before the road project was undertaken, it took him three hours to access his country home, but with the road project, the time has been reduced by half.

He debunked insinuations that the legislature has become mere appendage of the executive arm and explained that the legislative arm has been carrying out its functions to ensure effective checks and balances, good governance and making robust laws for improved welfare of the people.

Debunking insinuations that the legislative arm is a rubber stamp of the executive, Namdas asked, “We have passed resolution and told the executive to disengage the service chiefs, is that what you call rubber stamp?

“I can tell you that Nigerians are no longer interested in fighting, but interested in the dividends of democracy. Whenever there are issues that have to do with the people, we will surely do the bidding of the people,” he noted.

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