Abid Q. Raja, an advocate of Pakistani origin in Norway, has decided to join politics in the provincial level.
The vocal advocate who has of late represented clients with controversial cases may be eyeing national politics in the future. The provincial politics is simply a ladder to the top.
It is reported that he will become a provincial politician having been nominated by the Left Wing party in Norway. His nomination this Wednesday places him 3 in the list for next autumn’s elections.
He is quoted as saying that he will give priority to education and integration politics when elected. He believes that there is shortage of experienced politicians in Norway that are versed with the politics touching on integration.
African politicians in Norway should take the challenge as well and join in active politics that will take them to the national level.
Norway has a number of experienced African politicians, only that they are not getting the chance to come forward and do something with integration in the country.
An African politician would not get an easy ride to be elected. Most of those who could support them are not united enough to support their own.
This is because most of them practice divisive politics carried from home countries and are jealous of one another, unlike the Pakistanis who support their candidates to the top.
Africans in Norway must rise above disunity and support one another if they have to achieve changes that will benefit the community at large.
By Korir, African Press in Norway (APN)
Source of the story: ANB/16/11