By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said that Nasarawa North Senatorial District deserves to be given the opportunity to produce the next governor of the state come 2019.
Jibrin made this known when he hosted the forum of traditional rulers from Nasarawa North Senatorial District in his home town of Marmara in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
According to him, since the western and southern zones have had the opportunity of producing state governors, it is only fair and just that the people of the northern zone be given the chance to produce the occupant of the state number one seat come 2019.
Senator Walid assured that the Peoples Democratic Party will zone its governorship position to the zone come 2019 and cautioned politicians against engaging in politics of religion and ethnicity in carrying out their political activities.
Earlier, the Gom Mama, HRH Alhaji Audu Nuhu, who spoke on behalf of the traditional rulers, said their visit was to solicit his support in their agitation for the zone to be given the chance to produce the next governor of the state.
The royal father said though they are not politicians but have a role to play in ensuring a serene and fair political atmosphere for politicians in the zone who would want to contest the 2019 governorship election irrespective of political party.
The traditional rulers also paid similar visit on the ambassador designate from Nasarawa state, Alhaji Muhammad Musa Ilu, who assured them of his support.
It would be recalled that the western senatorial zone had Alhaji Abdulahi Adamu as governor of the while Aliyu Akwe Doma was from the southern senatorial zone.
The northern zone had not had the opportunity to occupied the number one seat since the creation of the State in 1996.
The zone which consists mainly of Mada, Eggon, Rindreh and other tribes would breathe a sigh of relief if this comes to fruition.