2023: Bauchi Community leader urges politicians to preach love, eschew bigotry
Mr Nuhu Tafida, Village Head of Bogoro, Bauchi State, has urged politicians to preach love, peaceful co-existence and eschew bigotry, and ethnic rivalry during political campaigns.
Tafida made the call when the lawmaker representing the Bogoro constituency at the Bauchi state House of Assembly, Mr Musa Nakwada, paid him a visit on Sunday in Bauchi.
The village head stressed the need for politicians to always show love to one another.
He called on politicians from all political divides to close rank and work together to further elevate the state to enviable heights.
“All politicians should work towards building a prosperous, safe and secure state where people will continue to rise and claim the faith of their greatness.
“Let us show that politics can, and must be more enabling than how certain people may make it appear.
“It is apparent lack of love is what has bred religious intolerance, which in turn has led to violence and insurgency,” he said.
Tafida said leaders should lead with the fear of God to make them do the right things for the benefit of the citizens.
He further urged citizens to be supportive of the activities of the government towards the growth and development of the state.
The community leader commended Gov. Bala Mohammed for providing his communities with the dividend of democracy and for the appointment of their sons and daughters to his cabinet.
Earlier, the lawmaker, Mr Nakwada, said he came to seek blessings from the community as well as carry out an oversight function.
He also appreciated Gov. Mohammed for the infrastructure development of the communities in the Bogoro Local Government area.
Nakwada advised citizens to elect credible candidates who would be fair to all, regardless of race, religion, status and tribe.