By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
Mr Kabiru Dodo, a Taraba governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said he would repeal the Taraba Open grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law if elected.
Dodo disclosed this at a press conference in Jalingo where he officially declared his intention to run for the governorship seat of Taraba.
The aspirant explained that the existing laws at the federal level that provide for grazing routes were enough to curb the menace of herdsmen/ farmers conflict in the state.
Dodo noted that the governors in the country who opted for anti open grazing law were merely seeking cheap popularity among their people.
“If elected as governor of the state, one of the first things I will do will be to repeal the anti open grazing law that was signed by Gov Darius Ishaku in 2017,” he said.
Dodo, a former member representing Jalingo 2 constituency in the Taraba Assembly said his worth of experience and service to the state as a practicing lawyer and lawmaker had positioned him in a better place to win the governorship seat.
He also pledged to tackle security and corruption head on to pave way for rapid development of the state.
Dodo lamented that since creation, no government had fought corruption in earnest in Taraba, a situation, he noted had stifled development of the state.
He expressed confidence that despite the current disagreement within the APC in the state, the party would come out stronger and win the 2019 governorship election for the good of the people.
Dodo is one of the 11 aspirants, who picked form for expression of interest and nomination form of the APC to run for Taraba governorship.