The former Member Representing Jos North. Bassa Federal Constituency,Hon Peter Akuja has expressed fear over the present stage of voting leaders to present us in Nigeria democracy with religious leaders promoting sectionalism, tribalism, and ethnic voting for their own.
The aspirant vying for the House of Representativesrep seat emphasized the problem of turnout of voters during the bye-election in Plateau state, as he frowned at the growing rate of religious and tribalism play.
Speaking our correspondent in Jos , Hon Akuja lamented that the way and manner religious leaders preaching division during elections in Nigeria is so worrisome and that is gradually affecting the future of our democracy.
He said , the bye-election in Jos North, Bassa is not for the first timer but it is mainly for those with experience in the legislative framework and he has been there before so given him the mandate would amount to a victory for democracy and that of his constituent.
Hon Peter Akuja appealed to voters to always avail themselves and vote for experience and credible candidates that will attract development to their constituency.
According to him, what prompted him to vie for the bye-election in Jos North/ Bassa was due to lack of development and purposeful leadership to drive the constituency to an enviable high so his votes would stimulate that growth.
He said politicians should eschew politics of character assassination and cheap blackmail so that our democracy can grow.
However, were the electorates vote according to the dictate of the spiritual leaders, money exchange hands, we will never come close to the development.
Akuja called on plateau electorates to vote for people that understand the grassroots and he would improve the well-being of women and youths through skills acquisition program that can touch lives.