From David Hassan, Gombe
Elders from Gombe South senatorial district North-East of the country have
lamented the poor performance of their representatives at both the State and Federal legislative Chambers.
Chairman of the Elders Forum, Ambassador Saidu Mohammed Fawu, disclosed this while addressing Journalists shortly after Tangale Waja Unity Forum Summit held at Molta Amazing Grace Academy, Billiri LGA.
He said that the current and past Senators, House of Representatives members and State Legislators have failed to bring to the front burner issues relating to the growth and development of four Local Government Areas that make up Gombe South. These are Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom.
According to him, “Majority of our legislators fall into the category of politicians who want to redeem the money they spent during elections; as such, they lost touch with their constituents.
“This kind of representation will continue to happen, unless we call a spade, spade, and elect competent people on merit that can stand, within other lawmakers, and present bills and motions that will uplift Gombe South,” he lamented.
Earlier, during the summit, two papers were presented by professor Salibu B James of the University of Maiduguri on the topic ‘Tangale/Waja (Gombe South) Unity and Peaceful Coexistence: The Journey So far’, while Barrister Ladan Babakodong, an Abuja based legal practitioner presented his paper titled ‘Unite or Perish’.
Our Correspondent, who was at the summit, reported that prominent politicians, especially state and federal lawmakers, were conspicuously absent during a meeting.