By Susan Edeh
BAUCHI â€” A senatorial aspirant and a retired Comptroller of Customs, Malam Ali Wakili, has described politicians who prefer pasting their posters in order to get across to the electorate in their wards as being lazy. He said they should take the pains to meet the electorate in their wards and villages.
Wakili, who is aspiring for the Bauchi South Senatorial seat vacated by Senator Bala Mohammed Kaura, following his appointment as Minister of the FCT, said politicians in the country have become complacent about politics in the country and did not strive to meet the electorate, but would rather rely on posters to sell themselves.
â€œSome politicians feel by just pasting their posters they will reach the electorate. That is lazy politics. They should take their time and go to the nooks and crannies of their constituencies to know the people, their attitude and problems. There are no cutting corners. Let politicians take their campaigns serious.â€
The senatorial aspirant said ever since he heeded the call of his people to vie for the senatorial seat which comprises Alkaleri, Bauchi, Bogoro, Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Toro and Kirfi local governments of the state, he has visited all the wards and villages in the constituency to be adequately informed about the people he hoped to represent in the Senate.
â€œIf you look at my constituency, it is large. About 97 percent of the constituency is not accessible and it lacks basic amenities. My intention is to help address these issues when I am elected,â€ he said.
He said from the observations he made of the constituency, the rural areas are in dire need of basic necessities of life and to make the areas accessible.