Hon. Edward Percy Masha, Chairman of PDP Stakeholders’ Forum, Jemaa LG in Kaduna State has urged authorities concerned to give room for a fair playing ground ahead of the forth coming rescheduled local government elections in some parts of the State.
Masha who gave the advice in an interview with journalists in Kaduna on Monday said the electorate should be allowed to exercise its’ franchise by electing candidates of their choice to ensure equitable representation especially at the grassroots.
kakaakireporters.com recalls that election into Chairmanship and Counsellorship positions in Kaura, Jaba, Kajuru and some wards in Chukun and Kaduna South local government areas were rescheduled to hold on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
He said politicians should place the collective concern of the people above personal interest for the common good of all.
“The essence of governance is to allow for a fair representation of the masses and not for personal aggrandisement.”
Mr Masha, however urged youths to avoid acts capable of breaching the peace during the forth coming rescheduled election.
“I want to implore our youths to ensure the protection and sanctity of our environment by being peace ambassadors.
“Let us collectively guard against violence and ensure peaceful, free and fair polls.”
The Stalwart further urged the people to vote for credible candidates, irrespective of ethnic or religious affiliations in order to promote democracy and development of the state.
Mr Masha then appealed to all players in the exercise, who might have legitimate grievances to seek redress after the election through legal means rather than resorting to violence.