Beware of money bags, Senator Umaru cautions constituents

.Declares for second term

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna

Senator David Umaru, representing Niger-East (zone B) senatorial district, has advised his constituents to beware of aspirants who would be doling out money to secure their votes during the Senatorial primaries but abandon them throughout the duration of their tenure.
Umaru gave the advice during his declaration to run for a second-term at the UK Bello Arts Theatre in Minna, the Niger State capital on Monday.
He also pleaded with Nigerians to vote wisely in next year's election.
Umaru, who is presently the chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Human Rights, declared, "Where an aspirant/ candidate seeks to vie for an office for the first time, the electorate must conduct due diligence on his antecedents.
"You must dig deep to determine the person's suitability. We have come a long way now as to understand the damage money politics and other primordial sentiments have done to our society.
"We must shun money bags and those who flaunt money to stop vote buying at our elections."
The senator stressed that developments in Nigerian polity today has made it absolute necessary to ensure only persons with sound mind were elected into positions.
"Because my politics is of the people and for the people, my declaration to contest the office of the senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for Niger East senatorial District is coming after a long drawn and extensive consultation with stakeholders both within and outside the constituency," he said.
While declaring his intentions to re-contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Umaru said, "I am told that my scorecard is impressive and that is why I was urged to contest the 2019 elections"

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