By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
An aspirant of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives for Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency, Brig-General Katunku Simon Gora (rtd), has said Nigerians, irrespective of their differences, should engage themselves on issues that would forge unity, understanding and peaceful coexistence.
Gen. Gora, who made the call in Bafoi Gora, in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna State, during the cultural day celebration in the area, said as a son of the soil, he grew up with his people living in peace with the Fulanis and other tribes, saying, “It is on this mutual relationship and understanding that we and the Fulani people have being living peacefully with each other years without any grudge.
“Time has come for Nigerians, irrespective of their differences, to engage themselves on issues that are meant to forge unity, understanding and peaceful coexistence among them.
“For anybody, who doesn’t know the relationship that exists between our people and the Fulani’s years back keep on saying things they don’t know. We live it to the God Almighty that, one day, we shall be vindicated and the enemy, who wants to give Southern Kaduna a bad name for the people to be hanged, will be put to be shame,” he said.
He called on the people of Southern Kaduna to remain resolute in ensuring they live in peace with whoever comes their way, saying, “The God we serve will deliver us from the evil ones, and we shall live to testify the goodness of God upon our lives.
“Time has come for us as a people to rally round ourselves, irrespective of our differences, to discuss issues what will unite and move us forward for our interest and the next generation,” he said.
Also speaking, the state chairman of PDP, Felix Hassan Hyat, called on government at all levels to ensure the protection of lives and property, adding that it is the responsibility of government to ensure peaceful coexistence in every part of the country.
He reminded PDP faithful in the state that the party would ensure transparency in all its dealings, stressing that any political office seeker should work hard to win the hearts of party members and the electorate.
The chairman enjoined the people to always use dialogue towards resolving any issue for better understanding, pointing out that conflict has never help man in his existence.
Malam Idi Waje and other Fulanis living in the community were recognized, and prayer was offered for peace, unity and understanding among the ethnic groups in the area.
The ceremony was well attended by personalities, friends, associates and party faithful within and outside the local government area.