A Yoruba socio cultural group in Nasarawa state, Afenifere Forum of Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), said yesterday that it will support the PDP governorship aspirant for the 2015 general election in the state, Dr. Yusuf Mohammed Agabi.
The group said the decision was solely based on the tremendous achievements recorded so far by the aspirant in the area of education and sport development which has, in no small way, transformed the lives of the average Nasarawa resident.
The group further said the governorship aspirant had already groomed himself for the service of humanity and therefore all the Yorubas in the state are solidly behind his aspiration to become the next governor of the state.
Chairman of the group, Mr. Majeed Alakija, who led hundreds of other members on a solidarity visit to the aspirant, urged officials of the state chapter of the party to give Agabi a level playing ground as he canvasses for support towards his governorship ambition.
Alakija said: “We want to tell the whole world that Afenifere group in Nasarawa state are in support of the governorship ambition of Dr. Agabi and we will use our over 170, 000 population in the state to help in putting PDP back to power in the state as long as the Yorubas in Nasarawa are all in PDP.
“This is evident in the refusal of the Nasarawa Yorubas to pay a solidarity visit to the five APC governors from the south west when they visited their Nasarawa state counterpart, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura sometime last year. This singular courage by the Nasarawa Afenifere has proven the integrity of the group.”
The PDP governorship aspirant, Dr. Agabi, who was represented by his political aide, Alhaji Wakil Hudu Mukaila, commended the Afenifere’s efforts at ensuring that PDP reclaims Nasarawa state in 2015 even as he added that with their support, PDP and indeed his governorship aspirant will win the state.