18 January 2013

Nigeria: 2015 - Niger East Shops for Another Candidate

Minna — A group; Niger East Development Initiative says it would mobilize the people of the Niger East senatorial zone look beyond its former candidate, Barrister David Umaru who hails from the zone in its bid to present a candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial elections in the state.

Secretary General of the initiative, Bala Daniya Kuta who spoke on behalf of the association said the decision was reached in a meeting held recently by the association in Minna.

He said this time the people of the zone will look for someone that can build bridge of friendship between the diverse ethnic and religious groups in the state adding that the electorates would not be comfortable with the type of leadership that would isolate the people.

"This is not the time to present a candidate who does not operate an open door policy but keeps to himself and members of his family, there is no way a person like that can rule Niger state," he said.

The Secretary General opined that the likely shape of the 2015 governorship election in Niger state has started unfolding.

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