How four council chairmen jostling for Taraba Assembly lost primary elections

June 2, 2022

The dreams of four local government council chairmen to become members of the state House of Assembly in Taraba State was on Sunday dashed over their alleged refusal to carry the constituents along.

Adi Grace Daniel of Wukari, Shiban Tikari of Takum, Hassan Karma of Ussa and Markus Hammidu of Karim-Lamido failed to secure the needed votes at the just concluded state House of Assembly primaries on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Some of the delegates who spoke anonymously said the alleged inability of the chairmen to carry the people of the councils along “led to their downfalls in the party primaries.”

The delegates said, “we decided among ourselves to humiliate some of the people that have been in positions but refused to carry us along.”

The same thing would happen in today’s senatorial primaries because some of our so-called senators have not been able to meet up with their last election campaign promises.

Delegates drawn from the nooks and crannies of the state who made their minds known to our correspondent admitted that some of the aspirants have been chasing them with money.

He said, “they have been searching for us begging us not to disappoint them at the poll but some of us are not ready to be cowed again. So we collected what they offered us and voted for whom we believe has the capacity to wipe away our tears.”

Another anonymous delegate said “we are tired of electing leaders who at the end of the day will stay away from us and their constituencies as a whole.

Efforts to reach some of the chairmen in question via telephone calls failed as they did not return the calls or respond to their SMS.

Charles Akpeji

—Charles Akpeji is a Journalist with MOC. He is a mass Communication graduate of Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina state. He is a creative, driven, dedicated and dependable Journalists with over eighteen years’ experience in journalism profession.  He has excellent track record as a correspondent working with one of the most reputable media organization with a circulation all over Nigeria. He is skilled in writing, investigating, and writing pitches among others.  Charles worked as a staff writer with the defunct Smash Magazine and as a state correspondent with the defunct NewAge newspaper, etc

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