Naomi Fanto, the Action Democratic Party candidate for the Plateau South senatorial district has advised rural voters to look beyond the two leading political parties in 2019.
Fanto, a lawyer, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Monday, in Jos that the two parties; the Peoples Democratic Party, and the All Progressives Congress have disappointed the rural dwellers over the years.
“The 2019 elections provide an opportunity for the rural voters to test new leaders outside the PDP and APC.
“The PDP led Plateau for 16 years. Some of its leaders moved to the APC in 2014 and formed the state government in 2015, but nothing has changed for the rural dwellers.
“They still suffer utter neglect. There are no roads, no health facilities and electricity. The schools are an eyesore. We cannot continue like this,’’ Fanto said.
The lawyer, who said that she had been a member of the PDP, and also worked hard to ensure it was defeated by the APC in 2015, said that the insecurity, bad economy, nepotism and poor leadership that “killed’’ PDP were even worse under the APC administration.
“Plateau needs another platform that is based on honesty and trust. We need a new foundation which neither the PDP nor the APC can offer.
“We must show these two political parties that we are tired of their lies and deceit. It is not about me or my aspiration to be senator. It is about our children and their tomorrow,’’ she said.
Fanto regretted that the rural dwellers had continued to live without good water, saying that most villages in Plateau South had boreholes that were not functional. (NAN)
– Dec. 3, 2018 @ 13:55 GMT |