Wukari cri­sis po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated - Sen Bwacha

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Tu­raki A. Has­san

The sec­tar­ian cri­sis rock­ing Wukari town in south­ern part of Taraba a State is po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated by some forces in the state ahead of the 2015 elec­tions, Se­na­tor Em­manuel Bwacha rep­re­sent­ing the zone has said.

Speak­ing to Jour­nal­ists in Abuja yes­ter­day, Bwacha (PDP, Taraba) ar­gued that the state has been haven of peace but lamented how some people hid­ing un­der the cover of re­li­gion and eth­nic­ity to have been or­ches­trat­ing vi­o­lence for po­lit­i­cal rea­sons.

“To keen watch­ers of events in the state, the present cri­sis that is go­ing on is more of a po­lit­i­cal cri­sis than the su­per­fi­cial mean­ing or in­ter­pre­ta­tions be­ing given. The ba­sis like I ear­lier pointed out, is on the power shift which the gover­nor had can­vassed for the state and which had re­ceived a broad based sup­port across the State,” he said.

He added, “The think­ing by those per­pe­trat­ing or fuel­ing this cri­sis is to cre­ate the im­pres­sion that the re­gion is cri­sis-rid­den and so does not de­serve a fair share of the power equa­tion vein sought for.”

The law­maker main­tained that, a ‘ca­bal’ is “re­spon­si­ble for fuel­ing this cri­sis un­der the head­ship of an in­di­vid­ual is known to us and we be­lieve God will ex­pose him very soon.”

Bwacha who chairs the Se­nate com­mit­tee on agri­cul­ture said he is not des­per­ate to be­come Gover­nor in 2015 as only God gives power.

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