Abdullahi Adamu and Umaru Tanko, the Senators representing Nasarawa West and South respectively, have called state’s deputy governor, Emmanuel Akabe, not to fail the people by reducing his office to ethnic consideration.
Speaking separately during a reception organized by Doma community in honor of the deputy governor in Doma local government area of the state, the senators noted that engaging in ethnicity amounts to betraying their oath office.
Mr Adamu urged the deputy governor to protect every citizen in the state irrespective of tribe or religion, reminding him that his oath of office is to protect every citizen in the state.
The Senator, therefore, called on the deputy governor to add value to the administration by assisting his principal in ensuring that the entire Doma community have the confidence of the administration.
“Assist the governor achieve success by ensuring that the people at this event have confidence in your administration and also carry every section of the community and the society along,” Mr Adamu added.
On his part, Mr Al-Makura urged the deputy governor to uphold the oath of office he swore by having the interest of the state at heart, saying that unity is the strength of every community.
He said that public office is a trust that must be devoid of ethnic coloration.
“Doma is very strategic in the politics of the state which is why Aliyu Doma was a governor from the local government after the administration of Abdullahi Adamu and now a Doma son is the deputy governor after my administration,” Mr Al-Makura stressed.
Speaking earlier, the Andoma of Doma community, Ahmadu Ogah-Onawo extolled the good virtues of the deputy governor.
While thanking the administration for finding a son of Doma worthy of becoming the state deputy governor, Mr Ogah-Onawo said that Doma people are peace-loving and accommodating, “which is why the people of the local government will continue to excel”.