Taraba LG Election: Imminent Crisis in Sardauna …as CTC dethrones traditional rulers,says Dembe
An indigene of Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba, Mr Mikel Dembe has raised an alarm for a perceived imminent danger owing to the fact that many traditional rulers in the local council have been dethroned because of the 30th coming polls.
Mikel accused the present Local Government caretaker committee Chairman (CTC), Pharm. Oliver Wubon of Balkan is in of the revered traditional institutions by reducing them to political instruments to ride on for the coming election.
According to him, Wubon efforts to win the forthcoming local government elections has directed the dethronement of some traditional rulers district and village heads from offices that they mostly come and take an oath before him.
Dembi frowned at the way and manner the CTC Chairman and the Member representing Gembu constituency are forcing the traditional leaders to take an oath before appointing them.
He said this is undemocratic and show the desperate in the Chairman to win the election under whichever means for him to have total control of the monarchs.
“Presently now there are two village heads of Dembe have been sacked and replaced by candidates loyal to Abdulmumimi Vaki the former UDP senatorial candidate of 2019 general elections who return to PDP just recently after gallivanting from one party to another.
“We are told a list with so many names of the traditional rulers pencilled down ready to be served with their termination letters we are now in a kind of pandemonium situation in Sardauna as people are wondering why the zest depression by the Chairman of the council,” Dembe said
He continued to say that the desperation of some self-centred politicians this day is more of suicide mission and dangerous to the peace and Unity the State and the nation are yearnings for.
“For how long can our traditional fathers keep on been a pawn in the hands of desperate politicians? If this act of bastardizing the traditional institutions go uncheck by our desperate politician we will end up having traditional rulers serving tenures as against their roles of the custodian of culture, norms and traditions.
” I tell you imminent danger and dark days awaits the people of Sardauna aa traditional institutions have been politicising and balkanised.
“We are now left with asking the question of whether the Sardauna Local Government is moving forward or backwards. The stakeholders have not brought even a single development to Sardauna since 2019. I really petty our generation and the kind of leaders we have.” He added
He further called on the Governor and the Chairman council of Chiefs in Taraba state to as a matter of urgency to tame the excesses of the current CTC chairman who because of his political desperation wants to cause a problem in the entire LGA.
All efforts to get to the CTC Chairman, Pharm. Wunon failed as his phone number is not going through at the time of filling in this report