Taraba SDP governorship candidate, Hon. Baido gets huge support in Takum
Hon. Baido condoles Mama Florence widow of late Chief Danjuma Stephen Nyapuri, right
By Anthony Maliki in Takum
The Taraba State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Danladi Baido has continue to receive support in Takum towards the March 11, 2023 gubernatorial elections in the state.
Though Hon. Baido was in Takum to attend the funeral of Late Chief Danjuma Stephen Nyapuri, the Majority Leader of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly, he took time to consult and paid courtesy visits.
But his first port of call on Saturday was at the residence of late Nyapuri where he formally condoled the widow, Mrs. Florence Nyapuri. Hon. Baido had attended the funeral of Nyapuri on Friday.
The SDP governorship candidate and his team then visited a former member of the defunct Gongola State House of Assembly, Alhaji Umaru Mairiga where he received the blessings of the elder statesman.
Tsohon-Takum, Uhwe Ashumanu
Hon. Baido expressed concern of politics of hate amongst the present generation of politicians saying the attitude must change.
Alhaji Maigari explained that during their time as politicians the upmost of their minds was getting development for the people.
He also pointed out that it is not someone from the same religion or ethnicity that will bring development to an area but someone with the people at heart.
Alhaji Maigari recalled his cordial working relationship Hon. Baido during the administration of Rev. Jolly Nyame noting that it was progressive and beneficial to the people.
Hon. Baido proceeded to visit one of his strong members, Sister Lydia Bala who had been ill and encouraged to have faith of being healed by the grace of God.
Hon. Baido then paid a courtesy call on the Tsohon- Takum, Uhwe Ephraim B. Ashumanu and congratulated on his enthronement.
The Tsohon-Takum said he pray for peace so that development and progress shall reign in the domain.
Hon. Baido and his team then paid a courtesy call to the Holy Family Catholic Church Parish where he informed that he is only visiting them that civility demands he checked on them because he is in Takum.
He told them that he would forward a formal letter of invitation to them and others during campaign proper for a Town Hall meeting where they can ask him all the questions about his programmes and how he intends to govern Taraba State.
The SDP candidate also pointed the state is a goldmine whose resources can be used to transform it but some politicians are only interested in what they can get for themselves.
The Parish Priest, Rev, Fr. George Dogo said people are interested in who will fulfil the dream of Taraba State by working to acquire it not whetting tribal and religious sentiments.
According to him, the issue of ‘big’ party is over but people are looking at the character of candidates who can deliver more.
Those in the entourage of Hon. Baido include Rev. Francis Detu, Secretary, Campaign Council, Yakubu Bulus, Director (Finance) of the campaign council, Alhaji Ibrahim Manu (Liver), Campaign Youth Leader, Joshua Gambo, Director (Persons with Special Ability) and Nasiru Gambo, Takum Youth Coordinator among others.