By: Valentine Adese and Frank Agbai
As Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day, most people are more concerned about the dividends of democracy which the government at various levels and their representatives have directly or indirectly made them benefit.
Since 29th May, 2016, most state governments have continued to showcase their achievement so far. Ihis include the Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, who took his time to explain his achievements to media practitioners in the state at the eve of the celebration of “Democracy Day”.
However, the first state legislator to join this exhibition of achievements and ability to drive the needed dividends of democracy to his constituency is Hon. Yusuf Gagdi, the Member representing Kantana Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly.
Hon. Yusuf, who also doubles as the Deputy Speaker of the House, in his past one yrea of representing the good people of Kantana Constituency in Kanam Local Government Area of Plateau State, was able to pay the WEAC fees for all the SS3 students in the Constituency which amounted to over six million Naira and also complete the Ra’an Jahr palace in Dogon-Ruwa that amounted to over seven million Naira amongst many other achievements within the period under review.
The Honourable who has just wore a new cap as the Chairman of State Legislators of Nigeria, has also strive to keep his own part of the electoral bargain with his people by freeing his Constituency from the grip of backwardness and political doldrums as he continues to project a better image of the Constituency in national light.
IN ALL, HON. YUSUF GAGDI HAS THIS TO SAY:
“When on the 11th April 2015, the election of Kantana constituency came out in their numbers to exercise their franchises; they kept hope alive and stuck a deal with me despite the political exigencies of that moment, which did not appear favourable to my party, the PDP.
“They believed in my candidacy and aligned with my blueprint in the quest to ameliorate the suffering of our people and extricate our constituency from the grip of backwardness and political doldrums that have been our woes for a very long time.
“In the past one year of my representation, I was able to the glory of God, keep my own part of the bargain by paying the WEAC fees for all the SS3 students in the Constituency which amounted to over six million Naira and also complete the Ra’an Jahr palace in Dogon-Ruwa that amounted to over seven million Naira amongst and many other achievements within the period under review.”