1 February 2013

Nigeria: Chairmanship Candidate Seeks Traditional Ruler's Blessing

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) chairmanship candidate for Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu, on Wednesday sought for the blessings and support of the Chief of Karshi, Mohammed Isma'il Danladi.

Adamu, who visited the chief in his palace, said his visit was as a result of his respect for traditional institution.

"This is not a campaign but a courtesy call to have your blessings and support. I respect you tremendously and decided to come here for these. My main reason of contesting is to leave a good legacy that our children will be proud of for their future to be good," he said.

Responding, the monarch said the council and the FCT at large need leaders, who know their problems and how to solve them, adding that most of today's leaders come to power without understanding the situation on ground.

"Some of you have been in politics for long. Our major concern is to get someone that knows what the people's problems are. In electing people, the priority should be on the person's past records and how he can bring development to the people," the chief said.

He prayed for peaceful co-existence among FCT residents and called on the CPC candidate to carry out his campaigns without rancour.

"I wish you well and advise you to go about all your campaigns peacefully. Tell your supporters to be peaceful and orderly," he urged.

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