From Jubrin Mianchi, Kaduna
Ahead of the 2019 governorship election in Kaduna State, the electorates have been urged to shun religious and tribal sentiments, while choosing the the next governor .
The charge was given by a governorship aspirant, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP), Barrister Jonathan Kish Adamu, who noted what should be Paramount in the mind of the electorates should the interest of the state.
Adamu, a former Commissioner for Justice in the state maintained in a chat with journalists’ that Kaduna State would only need now is a Governor, who has the ability to positively touch the people’s lives, irrespective of his tribe or religion.
The aspirant, who noted that Nigeria is changing for good, counselled that the people should not be stocked with archaic believes and idea that does not help society to grow and develop evenly.
The governorship aspirant disclosed that in pursuit of his ambition, he has gone round the 23 local government of Kaduna state for consultation adding, “Wherever I went, people welcomed my intention but the only question put to me was whether I can win because of my tribe and religion, as a person from Southern Kaduna and a Christian.
“But I said to them, let us wake up from the past as a people. Nigeria is changing and as the country is changing, people are not to be stocked with this issue of religion and tribe. We too should not be stocked with the issue. Therefore elect candidates standing for election base on their suitability”.
Adamu reminded that “President Muhammodu Buhari was not elected because he is a Muslim but won his election in 2015 because Nigerians, both Muslims and Christians, supported him. His greatest supporters were Christians despite the fact that he is a Muslim contesting against a Christian candidate from the South.
Continuing, he said, “by my nature, I am a problem solver and putting smiles on the faces of people is my dream and wish. Having identified challenges in various parts of the state in the cause of my consultation tour, I will like to come and contribute my quota in solving those challenges for posterity.”