28th May, 2010
The PDP will not give the lawmaker representing Azara, Ribi, Wuse and Akiri in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly an opportunity for a third term, a party leader said.
The PDP Chairman in Azara, Alhaji Jibrin Aruwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the party would not field Alhaji Hashimu Jada, the current representative, in the 2011 poll.
He said the lawmaker did not bring any meaningful change to the area, adding: “We are aware that they always collect constituency allowances to develop their areas.
“We challenge the lawmaker to come to the area along with journalists so that he will show the whole world the projects he executed in seven years in office.”
Aruwa said henceforth, any aspirant seeking continuity from the area would be rated based on the number of projects he executed in Azara, Ribi, Wuse and Akiri.
Reacting to Aruwa’s comments, Jada said that those talking against him were his political detractors, who were working toward attaining their selfish ends.
Jada said that he had contributed to the development of the area with interventions in the health and education sectors, including the â€œreconstruction of a primary school wall in Azara.â€
The lawmaker said that some representatives from the area had pleaded with him to continue in office.
“I am still consulting with my constituency. I will soon come up with a decision,” he said.