Stakeholders in Lunguda Kingdom of Guyuk LGA of Adamawa State, have urged for strict compliance with tradition by the Lunguda traditional Council in the selection of new chief for the kingdom.
The stakeholders made the call in Guyuk town while speaking to newsmen on speculations making round on alleged hitches observed in the selection process following the passing away of the former Kwandi Nunguraya, Dr Alfred Kimde.
Spokesman of the stakeholders, Jalgi Nashon Dala who is also the Amna Poro Lunguda, said there was need to ensure compliance with the tradition for level playing field to all the candidates from the Bonkubebe ruling clan that is expected to produce the king.
He urged that full tradition should be observed by allowing king makers to do their job in accordance with tradition to avoid the speculations making round that some king makers were being sideline or tradition was being manipulated in the selection process in an attempt to favour a particular candidate.
Meanwhile, investigation revealed that last Thursday a committee from the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs was in Guyuk where they had meeting with stakeholders, particularly kingmakers on the selection process.
A female politician in the area was said to be part of the meeting, a development considered as against tradition and an attempt to manipulate the selection process.
It was gathered that about seven contestants were jostling for the seat.
They include: Isa Jibir Grema, Funthige Wudini, Sallau Jibir, Ajine Delo, Musa Jibir Grema, Martins Koko Jada and Kurhaye Dishon.