There is a paradigm shift; a new approach to solving our problems; the philosophy of Justice; the natural measure of Equity; and the bandwidth of Fairness. It is the birth of an idea whose time has come.
The emergence of Arc Salman Idris in the 2023 Election didn’t come by human calculations. This is a divine Ticket designed to rescue a people from the unequal yoke of slavery and injustice. The ticket signals the collective will of a people to break out of subjugation and political slavery. The ticket marks a time when the people of Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency hatched the resolve to take their own destinies into their hands.
In a Federal Constituency made up of three independent Districts, the principle of Fairness, Justice and Equity stipulates that every District in the Union should have a stint of the position of House of Representatives at intervals. The spirit of Fairness and Equity is thus betrayed when one Districts out of three holds tight to the throat of a political position that is meant to serve everyone in the Union – at least for twelve uninterrupted years!
Prior to now, Ijumu District would take consolation in the Senatorial seat. From the outcome of the Primary Elections and as we approach the General Elections, Ijumu District has lost its hold on the Senatorial seat. The PDP tickets for Reps and Senate are firmly in the hands of Kabba Candidates. This portends that if we fail to rise up for Justice, Fairness and Equity in our political space, the other Districts in the Union will remain spectators for the next four years as they have been in the last twelve years in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency. Fairness and Equity demands that every District in the Constituency deserves a right to represent the People at the Green Chamber at intervals. It is upon this reason that the moderate people of Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency insists on Power Shift.
After twelve years of consolidation, it is only FAIR and JUST that Power should shift to another District. This is even more important so we don’t set the wrong precedence that may hurt the future generations.
It is on this note that the majority of the voters in Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Constituency stand against selfish political aspirations and opt for fair play and inclusiveness that the future generations may judge us right.
Pius Oluwatunmise writes from Iyara.