Gwandara association elects exco, preaches unity, cultural, educational development

The Gwandara Development Educational and Cultural Association (GWADECA) has elected new national executive, with a call for its people to promote unity, cultural and educational development.

The leadership will pilot the affairs of the association for the next four years.

The election, which was conducted at the palace of the Emir of Karshi, Nasarawa state, Prof. Sani Mohammed Bako, on Saturday, was attended by several traditional rulers and political chieftains.

The emir charged the new leadership to continue to promote issues that would unite Gwandara people and ensure their progress and development.

The first class traditional ruler emphasised the essence of the association, which he noted, was to promote unity and togetherness among members.

Earlier, the member representing Sanga, Jema at the House of Representatives, Mr Daniel Amos, commended the Gwandara tribe and communities for being peaceful and accommodating of other ethnic groups.

Amos assured the association that he would emulate Senator Tanko Al-Makura, former governor of Nasarawa state, who supported the development and cultural advancement of Gwandara people

The newly elected President of GWADECA, Alhaji Musa Makama, expressed gratitude to the emir, for putting in place the machinery for peaceful and credible election.

Makama pledged to work tirelessly, in partnership with other members of his executive, to achieve the objectives of the association.

The Gwandara people are predominantly in three states of Nigeria – Nasarawa, Kaduna, Niger and Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), Abuja.

Other elected officials of the association are; Barrister Ibrahim Salisu, Barrister Musa Hussein, Prof. Umar Gurku, Mr Tom Bulus, Malam Hamza Halidu, Hajiya Habiba Ibrahim, Mr John Mamman and Alhaji Gambo Haruna.