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Don’t drag monarchs into partisan politics, youths tell politicians


Taraba Youths Forum has called on politicians to desist from dragging the traditional institution into partisan politics.

During a media parley yesterday in Jalingo, the state capital, the group stressed the need for politicians to leave traditional rulers out of political activities.

Led by Patete Isilomodi, the youths said that monarchs should be allowed to carry out their assigned responsibilities to their people and shielded from being used by politicians to achieve their ambitions.

They argued that “traditional rulers are not politicians” hence should not be seen queuing behind any politician or political party.

Isilomodi said: “The duty of our royal fathers is to always use the privilege of their stool to ensure that peace reigns among the inhabitants of their respective domains and not to be dragged into politics.

“Our royal fathers have a major role to play in uniting their subjects of different ethnic and religious affiliations for peaceful coexistence.”

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