An All Progressive Congress, APC Candidate for Pankshin ,Kanke and Kanam ,PKK, Former Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Yusuf Babayo Gagdi has said he stand to bless the PDP candidate ,Hon Timothy Golu for his reelection bid as he asked politicians to respect zoning arrangement for a better democratic dividends .
The Federal Constituency, has been dominated by Ngas of Pankshin ,Kanke where the present occupier of the seat, Hon. Timothy Golu believe he would emerge victorious having performed credible as member of the 8th assembly.
According to him ,” Rt. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi who is among the people that have blessed me and has prayed for me to return to the Green Chambers, to continue representing the people of our Constituency.
He explained that he was not intimidated by the credential of persons brought by APC at all! As far as he is concerned, if it were a different person, I would have been sleepless, but with this kind of person the APC has brought, you know it is a walk over, as far as I am concerned, because you have to look at it from different points of view.
“The personalities of the two people involved. I am not blowing my trumpet, but I am saying it the way it is that, he is not my match, as far as democracy is concerned. Even with the democratic credentials that I hold, I have played politics at the level he is playing now at the House of Assembly, as a principal officer and I have performed creditably well. I did my best!
“He is playing the politics, he was not just a principal officer, he was a presiding officer, and he has failed to give meaning to the office that he holds. He has failed to give meaning to representation.
“If you go to his constituency now and ask, you would find out that Gagdi cannot freely move into his state Constituency. He cannot freely go to his own village. Even in the last Local Government elections, PDP defeated him in his own ward and polling unit.
“Report has it that even his father voted for the opposition political party.
“I am telling you that his father is going to vote for me, he has endorsed me for a second term. It’s not about holding office, it’s not about talking, it’s not about an opportunity to be in an official car to move, it’s not about carrying siren. It’s about been sensitive, been reasonable, been responsive, and been Godly to the calling.
“Why did you join politics? To serve! What kind of service are you providing? He is the worst representative to represent the people of Kantana Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
“The Constituency of Kantana is smaller than Kanke that I represented. Go to Kantana and you will see only the federal projects that I have attracted. The man has not done anything, yet, he wants to go higher, instead of him to seek to go back to the same House of Assembly so that he can learn. If somebody has not been able to give account of himself, at this level, is it at the higher level that he will give account of himself?
“The people are not carried away by such things. Our people have gone beyond that. Our people have gone beyond tribalism, religion, ethnicity and all that. The people want to see something on ground. The dog said if there is a reception; let me see it on the ground.
“If you are doing reception here, no matter what you are eating and you didn’t throw any bone on the ground for the dogs to pick, no matter how beautiful the reception was, to the dogs, nothing has happened.
“That is why in Hausa, the people say, “kare y ache, ain akwai biki, ya geni a ka sa”. The dog has to see something to bite to know that a reception took place there
I am just giving this analogy so that you can understand that the man has not done anything. The only weapon, the only instrument, the only guide, the only hope he has, is to use religion to attract favour, to use religion as an instrument to penetrate the federal constituency but unknown to him that is his undoing.”