Taraba Does Not Belong To You, Stop Interfering In Politics – Senatorial Candidate To TY Danjuma
The Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) for Taraba South, Iliyasu Gadu, has slammed a former Minister of Defence, Gen.TY Danjuma, for interfering in Taraba politics.
Recall that Gado won the Senatorial ticket of the PRP but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s decision to omit his party’s logo from the ballot papers stopped him from participating in the February 25 National Assembly.
Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust in Abuja, Gadu called on Danjuma to allow the people freely choose leaders of their choice.
He said: “Taraba State does not belong to an individual. Therefore he (referring to TY Danjuma) should leave us to choose our leaders.
“He alone cannot decide for Taraba because he has one vote like anyone else. It is high time for him to go and rest because he is not a monarch.”
The PRP senatorial candidate charged the people of Taraba to stand up for their rights and choices.
Gadu said: “We should help the process by doing the right things,” stressing that: “Religion and ethnicity cannot help us.
“In Taraba the rights of individuals are breached by not allowing democratic space to blossom. Manipulation thrives in Taraba because it belongs to an individual.”
Speaking on the exclusion of his party’s logo from the ballot papers of INEC, he said, ”I could not think of any reason why INEC would exclude my party from participating in the senate election because all outstanding issues regarding my candidacy had been conclusively resolved with INEC and cleared the way for me to be a candidate for the senatorial election under PRP.”