BY Wole Mosadomi
A former Gubernatorial Aspirant under the banner of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Niger state, Engineer Inuwa Zakari has charged Politicians across the country to be weary of their utterances especially at this crucial period of elections in the country in order not to set the country ablaze out of their desperation to win election.
Engineer Zakari who is now a member of National Screening Appeal Committee set up by Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) said if truly those jostling for various Political offices are genuinely out to serve, they should approach the elections with utmost maturity and also see Nigeria beyond the 2015 general elections.
“What we, especially the Politicians should know and also understand is that Power belongs to God and can therefore be bestowed only whom he chooses and not out of desperation by any individual or group of people,” he remarked.
Engineer Zakari called on all Nigerians especially the Politicians to be inspired by the behavious of our past Heroes who struggled for our Independence and Democracy and also nutured it to fruition adding that rather than take steps that can lead to the disintegration if the country, they should work towards its survival and growth.
“What we should always think about is that our past leaders who struggled for the Independence and Democracy of the country have gone but left Nigeria in peace and therefore, Politicians and indeed Nigerians alike should work for the peace of the country having at the back of our mind that when we are also gone, Nigeria will also remain and we should therefore contribute to its growth and not its disintegration,”Zakari declared.
Engineer Zakari noted that one thing that is associated with genuine Democracy is that it borders mostly on transparency through balloting and not through thuggery, violence or rigging and therefore called on those seeking for any political office to seek for the mandate of the electorate legitimately through the ballot and not through violence.
Zakari who was also Chairman of the Congress Appeal Panel in Zamfara which conducted the Local Government Elections of the PDP in the state allayed the fears of any threat to a successful elections in the North especially in the North East due to the Insurgents in the area adding that from his experience during the exercise, the people are ready for the elections and are also ready to guide against any step capable of thwarting the success of the general election.
He therefore called on all Nigerians especially those resident in the North to come out enmass to register and also vote during the elections saying,”this is the only way we can be partaker of Democracy and consequently be beneficiary of a strong, virile and economically vibtant nation.