The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chairmanship candidate in Abaji council, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ajiya, Sunday advised Rimba- Gwari indigenes in the area against tribal and religious politics.
Ajiya, while addressing residents of Rimba-Gwari community of the council, cautioned Gwari indigenes not to allow tribal or religious politics influence them, adding that the struggle being mounted by other tribes and himself is for the good of the entire people of the council.
He said despite the tribal and religious politics preached by the ruling PDP in the council, 75 percent of Gwari indigenes are still behind.
Also speaking, Abaji All Nigerian People's Party (ANPP) chairman, Suleiman Kyara, recalled that the ANPP-led administration of the former council chairman, Alhaji Muhammad Angulu Loko, did a lot in providing social amenities to rural communities in the council.
He said it was as a result of ensuring a change of leadership in the council that the ACN, ANPP and Congress of Progressive Change came into an alliance to dismantle the PDP.
He therefore called on Rimba-Gwari indigenes to come out en-mass to vote for ACN during the March 16 election to benefit from potable water and other social amenities.
An elder/spokesman of the community, Mr. Ishaya Samuel, accused the council authorities of imposing a Gwari man on them without allowing them present a candidate of their choice for the election.
Meanwhile, the meeting also witnessed the decamping of 73 PDP members to ACN in the community.