by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A movement for the actualization of Ekene Abubakar Adams as Chairman Chikun local government area of Kaduna State in the forthcoming 2021 state council polls has been formed.
The body, popularly known as ‘Abello Movement,’ which comprise of representatives of various ethnic nationalities present in the local government areas, is expected to brand, rebrand and market Ekene Adams to win the 2021 Chikun Council polls and deliver on his campaign promises to good people of the LG.
During a maiden meeting held in the presence of the aspirants, including members of Kaduna, Benue, Plateau, Kogi States, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa and Fulani, among other indigenes, agreed and conceded that the era of discrimination against non-indigenes in elections in Kaduna State is over.
According to the movement, apart from causing retardation and creating division and bad-blood, tribal discrimination in elections is responsible for lack of development, peace and unity in southern area of the state.
Ekene in his contribution said a lot of things would be exposed, if he wins Chikun at the council boss, adding that even though, his mother was a poor woman, but they never lack something for feeding.
He also stated that nepotism, favouritism and discrimination that had taken the people and local government far back in terms of development would be laid to rest when he assumes office as the Council Chairman.
After exhaustive discussions, members agreed that inter and intra-tribal, as well as religious discrimination by Christians and Muslims would not form part of their campaign ideology, adding that “candidates” would be the issue instead of “party.”