The traditional ruler of Mubi, Isah Ahamdu, has charged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa to stop deceiving the electorate.
The traditional ruler gave the charge when he played host to hundreds of APC members led by the state acting chairman, Ibrahim Bilal, in his palace in Mubi.
“Stop deceiving the electorate if you want your party to succeed in Nigeria,” he told his guests. “The era of deceit is passed, you must keep to your words.”
The traditional ruler said he gave the warning because he considered all the politicians as his children.
“As a father to all of you here, if I cannot tell you the truth then I am not a good father,” he said.
He added that his advice was not meant for only APC members but all politicians.
“I advise you politicians to do what is right and sometimes do what your electorate want and not only what you want them to do.”
He cautioned political parties to stop imposing candidates on the electorates, saying it affects not only their party, but the economy of the Nation.
Mr. Ahamdu added that “if political parties will present qualified people with the fear of God to occupy leadership positions in this country, irrespective of religion, gender and status, the problem we are having now would have been very minimal”.
In his response, Mr. Bilal said, “We came to pay homage and seek for royal blessings as we set to unite the party at all levels before the forth coming local government elections in the state.”
(The headline of this story was corrected, with ‘politicians’ replacing ‘APC’, after clarification from the reporter and witnesses at the event).