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Elections: AMAC chairman cautions candidates


Mr Abdullahi Candido, Chairman, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), has called on all candidates contesting the council’s chairmanship position, to embrace peace and shun enmity in the forthcoming elections in February, 2022.

He gave the call during a meeting with all the political parties’ candidates participating in the elections on Friday in Abuja.

Candido said that the progress of the area council was everybody’s business, and as such, peace and unity must be their guide as they contest for the position.

“We seek to achieve a politics of all inclusiveness, void of bitterness and if this concept is well adopted then we will have a better political management.

“Fighting each other doesn’t make one a better chairman over the other, so my concept is a peaceful electoral practices because united we stand the better.

“So, anyoone who deviate from what we have set for AMAC will find himself in trouble because the council was set for an all inclusive government,” he said.

Candido added that the meeting was important as it created an avenue for all candidates to know and embrace each other to eliminate enmity.

Mrs Mina Horsfall, AMAC Chaimanship candidate from the National Rescue Movement, appreciated the chairman for putting the transition committee in place while ensuring that the legacy left would be protected.

“This committee put in place is a welcome one because we all need to know what to do when we come into office so that we don’t kill the vision of our predecessors.

“This is a new era for politics and we want to change the narrative about politics being that of enimity among candidates.

“I believe that in politics leadership is about sacrifice for the people and when we have that mindset, there will be no room for competition and hatred,” Horsfall added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the candidates of the political parties in attendance include African Action Congress (AAC), Action Alliance (AA), All Progressive Party (APP), All Progressives Congress (APC), National Rescue Movement (NRM) and Young Peoples Party(YPP) among others.

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