BY ISRAEL BULUS, KADUNA
An aspirant for the seat of Chairman Zango Kataf Local Government Council under the umbrella of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Honourable Tonak Yakubu has promised to tackle the Herders/Farmers Clashes if given the mandate.
The rookie politician gave the assurance in Ungwan Rimi Bajju yesterday, during his official declaration amidst party stakeholders and enthusiastic supporters to vie for the party’s ticket for the seat of Chairmanship of Zango Kataf local government in the forthcoming general elections.
Tonak who is the current Vice Council Chairman of the LG said addressing Farmers/Clashes would provide an enabling environment for sustainable development to thrive in the area.
According to him as a result of the clashed the economic development of the local government was grossly affected and 90 percent of our population are farmers,” he said.
” There are those that I even know that they were killed on their farms, adding constant attacks on Villages, houses burnt and reprisal attacks have greatly affected the peace and harmonious co-existence of our people in the LG.
” I am aware of the tremendous support of our traditional rulers toward curbing the spread of insecurity in the local government, stressing If given the opportunity I will consolidate on the giant stride of my boss, Dr. Elias Mamza and other stakeholders to ensure that peace is return ,” He reiterated.
He appealed to the people of Zango Kataf to give him their unalloyed support, promising not to fail them reminding them of the quality leadership they’ve provided during their administration.
Tonak who emerged winner at the PDP Ungwan Rimi Ward Pre-Primaries, disclosed that he has been previldge to served as a Councilor representing Ungwan Rimi Ward from 2008 to 2011 and now the current Vice Chairman Zango Kataf local government, noting he has the wealth of experienced to govern the LG.
” As a grass root politician who once served as a councilor and now as the current Vice Chairman of the Council its gave me an ample opportunity to know the challenges of my people and address them since I have been part of them all my life,” Tonak said.