Politics In Kaduna…..The Sentiments & Affiliations

Kaduna State
Kaduna State

By James Kanyip.

When people hail and wail and count their gains and losses in the just (in)conclusive Local Government Councils elections in Kaduna State on the basis of their political sentiments and affiliations, I see things differently.

I see a Kaduna State where politics is used daily to deeply divide us along ethno-religious lines.

I see politics in Kaduna State where all APC members are seen as exclusively belonging to the Hausa-Fulani Muslims group; and all PDP members are seen as exclusively belonging to other ethno-tribal Christian nationalities or groups.

I see politics in Kaduna State where ethnicity and religion are used as the yard stick to determine political identity and dominance.

I see politics in Kaduna State where your political relevance is exclusively determined by your ethno-religious community; and where the politicians are ethno-religious champions and not political leaders.

I see politics in Kaduna State where a Mohammed can never win an election in Kaura LGA except a Ward that is exclusively based on ethno-religious considerations is created for him there.

I see politics in Kaduna State where a John can never win an election in Zaria LGA except a Ward that is exclusively based on ethno-religious consideration is created for him there.

I see a Kaduna State that is absolutely lacking in political inter-faith and ecumenism.

And, all these are what we shall bequeath to the next generation and beyond.

James KANYIP
15/05/2018.

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