Govt Bala Replies Critics Says He Is Unrepentant On His Call For Election Suspension By Tom Garba,Yola
It could be recalled that the statement Gov. Bala Ngillari made for the suspension of 2015 general election is generating a lot of heat debates by the opposition party in Adamawa state.
Ngilari maintained his stand of view on Saturday that is unrepentant over his recent comment that INEC should suspend the next month’s elections in the state.
Our correspondent gathered that the opinion aired by the Governor is still facing criticisms from even some members of the ruling party and some prominent people from Adamawa in the state.
The governor, who was responding during the Adamawa PDP Town Hall meeting organised by the Minister of Women Affairs, Hajia Zainab Maina in Yola, insisted that the next month’s elections, particularly in the state, was not the most important to the citizens.
He pointed out that at this crucial time, the most important and need of the people of the state were peace, stability and rehabilitation of the affected communities.
“Election is not the most importance to our hundreds of thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
“I remain unrepentant on that issue despite the fact that l was shouted down, “ Ngillari said.
He clearly stated that the IDPs had a peculiar situation in the North-east region hence the need to join hands to address their problems.
He prayed for Almighty to touch the minds of those critics to see reasons and identify with the insecurity challenges the IDPs in the state were facing.
In her address, the Minister, Hajia Zainab Maina, urged Nigerians to pray for peaceful conduct of the next month’s general elections.
Maina said the aim of the meeting was to bring together all women in the state and discuss politics.
She said women and youths would mobilise and vote for President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP candidates in the February general elections.