From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The battle for Sir Ibrahim House (Kaduna Government House) has geared even higher as Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru yesterday picked his nomination form to contest the gubernatorial primaries under the flag of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Ashiru, regarded as the top contender for the ticket was enthusiastic and upbeat ahead the party delegates conference on September 17, according to Rt. Hon. Godfrey Gaiya, twice member of the Reps (PDP, Jaba/Zangon Kataf Federal Constituency of Kaduna state)
Speaking to the press after returning from Abuja Gaiya, a former Chairman, and House of Reps Committee on sport said, “Hon. Ashiru has decided to silently purchase his nomination form with pop and fanfare at this stage,” he said.
Gaiya, who is a member of the Central Planning Committee of the Ashiru Campaign Organisation, added, “In his estimation, he will only involve some of his supporters and the press on the day of he will be submitting the form,” he went on. “And you know there is much to fill, a number of document and even spaces for others to sign for him,” he said.
Asked how many have picked there forms, he said, “as at yesterday, he is the only candidate for the guber primaries to buy the form.
“This is just to indicate his seriousness about the project,. It is also to encourage his supporters and affirmed to delegates how important and determined he is set to lead the party to a resounding victory in the 2019 gubernatorial elections,” he said.
“On the day he will be returning his completed form, I assure you that the media will be invited,” he further affirmed.