An Open Letter To Alhaji Umar Tanko Almakura By Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah
Today as a Stakeholder in the Students and Youth Movement in Nasarawa State and Nigeria by extension I wish to write and brief you on an emergency issue that occurred concerning some of the citizens you are governing. I’m sorry if I boycotted the protocols. I felt it’s necessary to and I believe after reading this letter, you will know where I am heading to.
It is on record that on Friday 6th September, 2013 where we woke up to the sad and shocking news from Nasarawa Broadcasting Service in Lafia that Nasarawa State Students Association (NASSA) National Body has been dissolved unconstitutionally by one Mr Kasim Muhammed Kasim (SA on Students Matters), Nasarawa State Commissioner of Higher Education and Director Students, Ethics and Value Hajiya Rekiya Jibrin Ali for their selfish personal interest.
It is not longer news that out of Mr Kasim desperation to show to the whole State that he is in charge of the Students Structure has led him to constitute an illegal Care Taker Committee (CTC) that will run the activities of Nasarawa State Students Association for the next one year without election for obvious reasons. Time Shall Tell?
Your Excellency Sir, the past and present Student LEADERS in the State are not convinced with the UNILATERAL DECISION of Mr Kasim, and as such are planning to lead a protest against the APC led Administration in Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State if the new date of election is not communicated to all the aspirants in the next 24days.
It is the highest height of desperation if it is true, as claimed in a report by some peace loving Nasarawa State Student leaders, that out of your desperation to return in 2015 to Nasarawa State Government House, you want to hijack the Students structure before the next general election.
If this latest move is true then, one can say it is anti-democratic, imperious and smacks of desperation of a man that was widely voted in by the Citizen of Nasarawa State in the 2011 general election.
My piece of advice here is that the Nasarawa State government should as a matter of emergency call Mr Kasim Muhammed Kasim to order of the illegal act which is tantamount of denting the good image of Nasarawa State, provide the necessary information to all the aggrieved Contestants, demand for a thorough and Independent Electoral Committee NOT Care Taker
Committee to conduct a fresh election into the various Offices with immediate effect.
The State Government should also, under the Department of State Security Service and agitate for legal constitutional rights of the innocent and peace loving contestant that doesn’t want to take the law into their hands.
We aware that Mr Kasim is representing Students in your Government that he has not controlled over them.
Your Excellency sir, I want to use this platform to draw your attention to the recently crisis in the National Youth Council of Nigeria where the former Minister of Youth Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkari unilaterally selected some youth leaders in Makurdi, Benue State without election and the knowledge of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR and the Youth Leaders later turned against Mr President which led to the sacked of the then Minister of Youth. I am afraid the same thing might happen in Nasarawa State under your watch.
With all due respect sir, issues that has to do with Students like this are worth your time and energy far more than this APC and PDP palaver that seems to have taken away all your attention.
Your Excellency, if these aforementioned are done, In Shaa Allah, I can assure you that you may have 80% of total votes in Students Community come 2015 governorship poll.
God Bless Nasarawa State and God Bless Nigeria.
Comrade Ibrahim Kabiru Dallah, Students Ambassador, Writes From Agwatashi, Obi LGA, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. 7th Novermber, 2013
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