By Chibuike Nwabuko
Abuja (Sundiata Post) – National President of Jukun Development Association of Nigeria (JDAN), Chief Benjamin Bako has given insight why he joined the House of Representatives race to represent Tarabe state at the federal level.
Bako said the loud cry of help from his people attracted his attention to come to their rescue, stressing that he will deploy his acquired experience as President of JDAN to reposition Taraba for the new challenges in a democratised and transformed Nigeria.
He made the declaration in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State on Tuesday as his friends and family members converged in show of solidarity and support for his political ambition.
Bako is running for the Federal House of Representatives, representing Takum, Donga, Ussa and Yanktu (development area) of Taraba State.
Speaking, the Spokesman of Jukun Development Association of Nigeria, Barrister Sopiya Danlami who eulogized Chief Benjamin Bako for his tremendous selfless service to humanity and the Jukun people, described him as the best thing that has ever happened to Jukun nation and urged the people to support him.
According to him, Bako has been able to prove, that he is reliable, dependable, trustworthy and accountable, a pedigree he said is very rare.
“Chief Bako is a champion of the causes of the common man and this is the right time to rally round him, ensure that he secures not only the ticket, but the vote that would qualify him to represent the people.”
The National Ptresident who said he was overwhelmed by the unprecedented show of love and solidarity from his people, said the presidency of Jukun Development Association of Nigeria has exposed him first hand to all the crisis facing his people and has developed for him, a deliberate roadmap towards solutions.
Bako said he was forced into running for the office by the abysmal failure of certain individuals occupying the position over the years to defend, protect and influence succour to his long suffering people using their exalted positions.
He concluded that his track records has singled him out as the individual with the zeal and burning passion to unite his people across tribal and religious divide ,using development and opportunities.