I’ll prioritise education, peaceful coexistence if elected governor in Taraba – Kefas
By Janet Nyajon Audu
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Taraba State, Col. Agbu Kefas (rtd), has assured that he would prioritise peaceful coexistence among Tarabans if elected as the state governor in 2023.
Kefas made the promise in his home in Wukari, Wukari Local Government Area during a rally organised by his kinsmen, who welcomed him after his emergence as the party’s flagbearer in the state in the May 26, 2022 primaries.
Kefas, who described peace as catalyst for development, also disclosed that education would top his agenda and end insurgency.
His words: “We will make education sector very conducive for our children. From basic to tertiary, we will provide all the students’ need and provide incentives for the teachers to boost their morale for optimum service delivery.
“We will make the environment secured and also keep encouraging our children by re-echoing to them benefits of education. We will make the system conducive to attract our children including school drop-out to admire their peers in schools. So I assure the people of Taraba that we will transform the education sector of the state to meet the global standard.”
Kefas also pointed out that education was key to training young citizens that would effectively manage the economy and attract development for the state.
Contributing, the former Vice Chairman of the council, Hon. Tijani Sale, explained that event was organized to welcome home their own who won the PDP gubernatorial primaries.
Our correspondent who was in Wukari reports that the Wukari stood still for the “triumphant entering of Col. Agbu Kefas,” where he first entered the Aku- Uka Palace and received fatherly blessings from His Majesty Manu. Ishaku Ada Ali before he proceeded to St Mary’s Primary School where he addressed his supporters and party faithful.
The flagbearer also unveiled his running mate, Alh. Aminu Abdullahi Alkali.
It could be recalled that Kefas, who contested alongside four others won with a very wide margin of 443 votes.