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Why I’m contesting as Arewa chairman – Abubakar

One of the contestants of the botched November 8, 2017 Bayelsa Arewa community election, Alhaji Abubakar Adams Balis has explained why he wanted to be chairman’
According to him, the out gone leadership lacked leadership qualities to move the body forward rather them misleading the people and serve their personal interest.
Over the years, he further disclosed that the leadership cannot establish secretariat to carry out daily activities of the community, adding that the body still operate from the market square and personal houses.
Not only that, he pointed out that the out gone leadership is not pro-active to work with government to build cordial relationship for their common good.
He said when he is voted to power, he ensures that Arewa community in Bayelsa state is uplifted up to the next level.
Alhaji Abubakar described allegations arrogant and non certification made against by the elders as mere blackmail just because he disagreed with them in an un-pragmatic election process in the presence of the Emir of Nasarawa.
In his reaction, the immediate past chairman of the body, Alhaji Dahiru Yau-KT told our correspondents that Alhaji Abubakar lied to elders of Arewa community for who he’s not, adding that the elders prefer his opponent Alhaji Ma’Azu than him because he is tried and tested leader.
He appealed to the contestants to respect each other because he believed that God chooses leaders, advising the members of the community to vote for a candidate that can defend their wellbeing in Bayelsa state.
Speaking on the same vein, Alhaji Abubakar buttressed the ex-chairman’s view that it is only God choose leaders saying that whoever emerges as chairman, there is no qualm. It is not a do or die affair, he concluded.


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