2015: No going back on my contest – Governor Yero insists

Gov-Yero3From Mohammad Ibrahim, Kaduna

As the number of Governorship Aspirant under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) increases in Kaduna state, Governor Muktar Ramalan Yero, has categorically said there is no going back on his plan to seek re-election come 2015.

The governor was reacting to rumours being circulated in the state that he was under pressure not to contest, describing those spreading such romour as mischief makers who are out to cause confusion in the state.

It could be recalled that the governor, few weeks ago, bought the nomination form to contest the position in the next year election and has also submitted letter of intent to the party leadership in the state.

Speaking through his Director Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki during an interaction with journalists in the state, Maiyaki insisted that Governor Yero will surely contest the 2015 election.

“He has bought his nomination form, at Headquaters of PDP, he submitted a letter of intent to run for 2015, when it is time he will come seeking people vote. It Is on record he has been endorsed by stakeholders in all part of the state.

“It is on record he is not under pressure from anywhere, not to run for 2015 election, this is just deployed by mischief makers who want to cause confusion in its polity, because they believe the only way they can get support, is by causing confusion and it’s on record no going back he is going to run God willing and God willing he is going to be returned as governor,” he said.

The Spokesman further said the state government will revoke any road contract that fails to meet government’s expectations on quality delivery and will also publish the names of contractors who collected money from the state government and abandoned their projects.

He added that most of the road contracts were awarded in 2012 by Late Patrick Yakowa and with the death of Yakowa, Governor Yero alleged that some of the contractors who were already mobilised with 25 percent of the contract sum, abandoned the site with the intention of working away with tax payers’ money.

He stated that some of the road contracts have been revoked by the government and re-awarded to competent contractors who have been given specific period to complete the road, while he assured that all legal means will be used to recover the money from the non performing contractors.

He urged the contractors, handling road projects in different parts of the state to increase their pace for greater impact before the next rainy season.

The governor expressed his commitment toward the rehabilitation of roads in the state, saying that he has not abandoned any road contract awarded by his predecessors.


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