Kwara Hausa community decries political office marginalisation  


The All Progressive Congress (APC) of the Hausa community in Kwara has decried the marginalisation of it people in the appointment of political offices even as they alleged imbalance in the provision of infrastructure, in the state.
One of the group’s Chieftain, Mallam Jibril Dan-Bingar who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday in Ilorin expressed displeasure with the way the Hausa community has been treated during past and present administrations in the state.
He said they spent time, resources and even took risks and threats while moving round the state to mobilise their people to support the party during the previous elections, but that they had never been appreciated.
He further explained that despite having 18 per cent of the state population, who voted massively during elections, they were relegated and neglected as soon as government is formed.
He said, “We have patiently watched with all humility, the sidelining of Hausa community in the political appointments made till date by our party, All Progressive Congress.”
“These are people who worked out their hearts and spent their resources , sometimes at the detriment of their families; travelled the length and breadth of the state to get a fair deal and mobilise their people to vote for; justice; good governance; and equity; which in turn brought this party into power.”
“We worked tirelessly and selflessly to get our great party to the seat of government . We were resolute in our cause to secure the seat of power for our great party, the APC and the progressives even in the face of several humiliation and threats”, he submitted.
He said it might be a herculean task to convince their people again if the status quo remained.
A member, Abubakar Dan Gari, said while other SouthWest States recognised the contributions of Hausa community in their state, the reverse is the case, here, in Kwara.
Also, another member of the group, Alhaji Baba Audu appealed to the present administration in the State to extend political position to the Hausas.
He therefore urged Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who doubles as the political leader in Kwara State and Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed to provide a favourable political atmosphere for the Hausa people in the State.

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