The first Lady, wife to President Muhammadu Buhari who is an indigene of Yola South, Adamawa state invites concern indigenes of the state for a one day town Hall meeting that is aim in uniting the people to achieve a common goal of development through peaceful coexistence.
Some of the highlight of the meeting is to thank the people of the state for voting president Buhari and to brainstorm on reconciliation process that will unite the people who have diverse correlation to politics, religion, tribe and norms.
However many other prominent sons and Daughters of the state boycotted meeting without a formal notice excusing them or sending their representative to grace the occasion.
Former vice President and a strong contender of President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Dr Bamanga Tukur,Dan Suleiman,Prof Jibril Abubakar,SGF Boss Mustapha,Governor elect Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri,FCT minister, Mohammed Bello,Murtala Nyako,Nuhu Ribadu,Dr Ahmed Modibbo didn’t turn up for the meeting.
Others who failed to come for the Adamawa state progressive town hall meeting are;Former SGF Babachir David Lawal,Engr Marcus Gunduri,His Royal Majesty the Lamidon Adamawa, Dr Barkindo Aliyu Mustapha,the Emir of Mubi,Walin Ganye Sadiq Kalu,Bello Tukur,Boni Haruna,Sen Abdulaziz Nyako,Sen Binta Masi Garba,Senator elect, Adamawa central, Hajiya Aishatu Ahmed Binani,Barr Ali Gulak.
The meeting which was considered to be non political, religion, tribe or ethnicity but focus in bringing together concern indigenes to develop the state has the following prominent persons attended:
Prominent among them are the Governor of Adamawa state (represented by his deputy, Engr Martins Nasir Babale),Amb Fati Balla,Prof Iya Abubakar,head of Service, Dr Amos Edgar,former Governor Bala Ngilari,SSG Buba Bindir,Senators elect from Adamawa North and South,Deputy Gov elect,Crowther Seth and Dr Mahmoud Halilu (Modi).
Others are Engr Othman Suleiman, Rtd Gen. Buba Marwa,security chiefs in the state. Some Elected Federal and state assembly lawmakers,Sen Silas Zwingina,Chief Joel Madaki,Barr A T Shehu and some traditional leaders.
While delivering her speech, Mrs Aisha Buhari said ” Adamawa State had been left in a state of quandary since the elections but now elections are over and there was need for Adamawa to reunite so that Adamawa State would not be at the crossroads again”
The Wife of the President said the prevailing security situations in Adamawa State has continued to pose a serious trouble, threats to peace and the very existence of the people.
She recalled that Adamawa State was once a beautiful state with serene environment with good people uniting across ethnic lines when she was growing up during Gongola State but now the state is highly divided.
She called for unity and pleaded with the people to eschewed their differences and come together to give peace a chance so that a new Adamawa can be created from the ashes of the former that had seen strife and bitterness.
A commentator in public affairs, Dechambers Mubi Danladi a meeting of such magnitude should not fail in bringing the likes of Bamangar Tukur,Prof Jibril Aminu,Dan Suleiman or their Representatives who are considered Senior citizens.
Danladi observed that the meeting did not worth a while by failing to achieve its purpose.
According to him if you called a meeting for reconciliation or unity you must sit down and discuss a heart to heart worrying issues.
“I was thinking we are going to look at ourselves eye face to face and tell ourselves the truth,where we have failed each other,it is then a true reconciliation process has begun,with a possible outcome that will make us a united people.
” Once you call for a town Hall meeting, invariably you are saying things went or are getting wrong,and you set to fashion out ways to go about it. It is a moment of sober reflection to God and to our fellow humans in order to mends our ways.
“You and me will agree that a lot of things have been wrongly done to almost everyone, either in connection to our political affiliation, region and the way the government of the day is running the affairs of state where some already development an opinion is directly against them.
” In summary the last Saturday’s town Hall meeting does not achieve its aims, rather it open too many doors to suspicions and revolving questions without answers in the minds of people.
“Though not political as they said,but still suspect a politic undertune of the meeting as many important personalities refused to honour the inviation.
” Honestly for me It was a meeting of PDP sympathisers i see. Not a town hall meeting but was to listen to accademics papers ” Danladi said