NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Adara Development Asociation, (ADA) has rejected the third class chiefdoms as proposed by Gov El-Rufai of Kaduna state

Daily Post Nigeria reports that the Adara Development Association (ADA), Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State outrightly rejected the third class chiefdoms being created to replace the scrapped first-class Adara Chiefdom.

The association stated that “An overwhelming majority of the sons and daughters of Adara nation do not accept, will not support, participate in, recognize, respect or submit in any way to the two third-class chiefdoms being created to replace the unjustifiably scrapped first-class Adara Chiefdom.”

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In a joint statement issued by the association’s National President and National Secretary, Awemi Dio Maisamari and Barr. Luka G. Waziri, further explained that after exhaustive deliberations on attempts to impose third-class chiefdoms on their people in place of the scrapped first-class chiefdom,

Adding that, the Kaduna government ignored all official and unofficial inputs and overtures for proper engagement with legitimate community leaders of Adara nation on the matter thereby denying their people the inalienable right to participate in their own governance.

The statement noted that the Adara community stakeholders would continue to explore all avenues for the peaceful and amicable resolution of its numerous grievances against the Kaduna State Government,

Stressing that the Adara community will also take further steps to seek legal redress and justice at any and all levels so as to secure the legitimate interests, rights, dignity and future of its people as full citizens of a Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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It would be recalled that late Mr Maiwada Raphael Galadima, Monarch of Adara, a first-class chief, was kidnapped and later found killed in October 2018 on his way to his palace from Kaduna

 The statement noted that the Adara community stakeholders would continue to explore all avenues for the peaceful and amicable resolution of its numerous grievances against the Kaduna State Government, adding that the Adara community will also take further steps to seek legal redress and justice at any and all levels so as to secure the legitimate interests, rights, dignity and future of its people as full citizens of a Federal Republic of Nigeria.

According to the statement, the few Adara sons and daughters who may accept, support and participate in the new chiefdoms are doing so as individuals, are on their own and are acting contrary and against the best wishes, advice and long term interests of Adara nation, stressing that any person or persons who do so are hereby declared as traitors and saboteurs of Adara nation.

The Association further explained that the saboteurs and traitors of Adara nation shall not be entitled, nor accorded any obedience, respect, honour, privilege, role, responsibility or cooperation by Adara nation if appointed to any position in any of the two third-class Chiefdoms, saying that any other persons or groups who accept or support or participate in the new Chiefdoms shall not be granted any obedience, respect, honour, privilege, role, responsibility or cooperation by Adara nation.

Pointing out that as the second-largest ethnic nationality in Kaduna State, the association opined that it has nothing to show for it except their scrapped first-class Chiefdom, stressing that they see the efforts by the present administration of Kaduna State to orchestrate the relegation, marginalization and domination of Adara nation in their only ancestral homeland on earth as the greatest humiliation ever. Consequently, Adara nation has firmly resolved to resist this injustice by all constitutional, legal and civil means.

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ADA said that the legislative process which produced the law and the law itself are fundamentally inconsistent with the letters and spirit of several sections of the Nigerian constitution in particular, the principles of democracy, federalism and extant policies of the Kaduna State government in general.

It said the new law is generally incompatible with natural justice, ill-conceived, ill-intentioned, biased and discriminatory, particularly against the Adara nation.

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