By Gabriel Yough
Jalingo – Alhaji Adamu Ibrahim, a governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has pledged to prioritise agriculture in order to enhance development if elected.
Ibrahim, a retired Permanent Secretary in the state, made this disclosure on Saturday while formally declaring his intention to contest for the Taraba governorship office.
The aspirant noted that agriculture had the potential to make Taraba self reliant, given the state’s climatic condition; suitable for the cultivation of all kinds of crops.
“If elected, I will pay more attention to agriculture, which has the potential to quickly turn around the economic fortune of the state.
“Taraba is blessed with such a unique climatic condition that is conducive for the cultivation all kinds of crops and rearing of animals, thereby making agriculture the greatest employer of labour, if given the needed attention.
“I will also tackle corruption and insecurity, so as to give room for genuine development for the good of the people”.
Ibrahim urged the people of the state to trust APGA, as an alternative party that would provide social and economic development in the state.
Mr Danjuma Shidi, a member representing Wukari/Ibi Federal Constituency on the platform of APGA, expressed delight on the growth of the party in the state.
Shidi explained that the achievements he recorded in the constituency under APGA platform should be a reference point for the citizens to support the party at all levels for a better Taraba.
In his reaction to the development, Mr Ishaya Bako, the APGA chairman in the state, assured all aspirants of a level playing ground to achieve their various political aspirations.