As the build up to local government elections intensifies in Cross River State, a stakeholder and philanthropist has decried the imposition of candidates on the people.
In a publication on his Facebook page, Captain Hart Modey urged the leadership of the parties to consult with relevant stake holders before picking candidates.
“Local government administration is a very sensitive arm of government in any part of the world and its leadership must reflect the interest of the grassroot people”.
“Every local government in Nigeria has critical stakeholders that must be consulted before Political decisions are made, neglecting these spectrum within the system will amount to bitterness and grudges’.
“The pivot of modern democracy is centered around the people of that particular area and this principle must be strictly adhered to by all parties involved”.
The “Master of the seven seas” as he signed the document expressed disappointment in the selection process.
“I am highly disappointed with the way candidates are being imposed on the people in the forthcoming local government area elections in Cross River State”.
He called for a rethink and re-engineering of the process for picking candidates for the local government elections referring to the ongoing process as anti-people.
“I implore all parties involved to retract their steps against this anti-people syndrome call imposition of Candidate on the people as the grassroot people are daily being conscious of their political rights”.
“Let’s play politics of fairness,equity, transparency and integrity”.