Absence Of Grassroots Politics Affects  Development In Nigeria – Sheikh Gumi

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By; AMOS TAUNA, Kaduna

A Kaduna based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has noted with concerns that lack of grassroots politics is a major problem affecting the political development in the country.

According to the Islamic cleric, for grassroots politics to succeed, politicians need to build strong contact with people at the rural areas in order to carry them along in the political system in Nigeria.

Receiving the delegation of the Kaduna Governorship Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by Isa Mohammed Ashiru, the state gubernatorial candidate of the party at his residence, he opined that there is the need to have connection with the people at the grassroots  for any leader to understand the problems facing them.

He explained, “Kaduna needs leadership with the grassroots connection. You don’t govern people on papers, you must have contacts with the grassroots. Lack of grassroots politics is what brought these problems in the country.”

Sheikh Gumi advised the next governor of the state to look at the insecurity in Birnin Gwari and other parts of the state with a view to tackling it for the peaceful coexistence of the citizens.

The Islamic cleric advised l politicians to reach out to traditional leaders, scholars as well as community leaders to carry them along and listen to their advice on issues affecting the populace in order to deliver good governance to the people.

The PDP gubernatorial candidate, Ashiru while responding, explained that they were at Gumi’s house to seek for his blessings as the country approaches  elections.

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