From Ibrahim Sidi Muh’d, Gusau
The Zamfara State wing of the Northern Youth Assembly (NYA) has concluded arrangement to organize a political debate titled‘’ Speak for yourself’ with a view to avail the teeming electorates an opportunity to know the manifestoes, aspirations and visions of politicians vying for various political posts across the state.
According to a statement by the association through its Chairman, Mannir Haidara Kaura, the debate is expected to engage all the Zamfara gubernatorial candidates, Senators, members House of Representatives from the state early January in Gusau, the state capital.
“The aim of organising such a debate which is politically the first of its kind in the state, was to facilitate realisation of good leaders for the people of the state, the amount of commitments towards rapid development of the state, socially and economically”, the statement added.
Haidara, who is to preside over the planning committee declared that consultations over the success of the programme is ongoing as the leaders of the political parties and their candidates in the state were willing to take part, adding that the planned debate would create avenue upon which the people of the state would assess the quality of leaders they would vote for.
He further noted that the assembly would partner other NGO’s and Civil Society groups across the state to ensure sustainability of democracy in the state, the delivery of its expected dividend through the planned programme.