Kaduna based Islamic Scholar. Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has identified lack of grassroots politics as a major problem in the country.
He said good politicians need to build contacts with the grassroots to succeed.
Gumi spoke when he received the delegation of the Kaduna Governorship Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isa Mohammed Ashiru, at his residence.
He said no leader can understand the problems facing the people without having connection with the people at the grassroots level.
“Kaduna needs leadership with the grassroots connection. You don’t govern people on papers, you must have contacts with the grassroots. Lack of grassroots politics is what brought these problems in the country.
“If you sit in the state house waiting for reports on security, health to be presented to you. It may look perfect on paper but zero on the ground. That is what is happening presently,” he said.
He advised the next governor of the state to look at the insecurity in Birnin Gwari so as to tackle it.
The scholar advised politicians to reach out to traditional leaders, scholars as well as community leaders to carry them along and listen to their advice so as to deliver good governance to the people.
In his response, Ashiru said they were at Gumi’s house to seek for his blessings as the country approaches the elections.