A Non-Governmental Organization in Kogi State, Rural Development Movement led by the founder, Abdulrahman Zulkanien has embarked on grassroot political sensitization of selected communities in the state. 

The sensitization which started over the weekend in Okene Local Government Area of the state, afforded the organization to interface with stakeholders and appraise the critical issues affecting the people. 

According to the report of the first phase of the project sent to ebirareporters.com, the Founder noted that “we got to know those critical issues affecting the people and some ways to tackle them. Vote buying and thuggery during elections are one of the major problems facing Ebiraland.”

He wrote further:

“Ms. Rekiyya is a prominent active politician that hails from Idozumi(Serving woman leader, Okene LGA). She gave a piece of advice and also preach against vote buying and other related crimes concerning elections. In her words, she said “We Ebiras lack in many aspects and we’re all looking forward to voting a leader that share the same plight with grassroots”. 

“Mr. Okina( One time SA to Okene Local Government Chairman) from Idozumi was one of those eyewitnesses of the 2007 political/ethical crisis in Ebiraland. In his further explanation, he said ” I was among many that were affected so badly in the crisis. 5 five of my family member were killed, and the rest of the family members’ lives were at risk. IT IS TIME WE SAY NO TO POLITICAL THUGGERY.”

“A business tycoon also known as Onyi Etta(Mother of Three) who has been maintaining the same space in the market for 25yrs was also very glad that a group of youth has invented a good and commendable initiative that will promote Ebiraland and also help in sensitizing the people of Ebira, citizens of Kogi state and Nigeria. She prayed so much and eventually gets emotional and in conclusion, she charges every youth, and woman to be courageous and sincere while voting.”

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