From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The 2019 Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate of the of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Isa Ashiru, has said Kaduna State has suffered setback under the government of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
He stated this during his campaign tour to Zonkwa, in Zango Kataf Local Government (LGA) and Kachia, Kachia (LGA) of the state.
Ashiru, in company of other party chieftains, first paid courtesy call to all the traditional rulers in Zangon Kataf (LGA), before addressing members at the rally ground.
Kaduna State PDP Chairman. Chief Felix Hassan Hyat, told the excited crowd that he feels sorry for Kaduna State now that hunger, kidnapping, killings, job losses and absence of any development has been the trade mark of the APC under the governorship of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai.
“When you vote Ashiru, the PDP will return Kaduna State from its present backwardness, and tyranny of power, to the days when the PDP constructed roads, built schools, hospitals and provided rural areas with electricity and many more,” he said.
In his own remarks, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said “When we came to power in 1999, we found out then Col. Ahmeed Ali (now Controller General of Customs) had sacked Kaduna State workers in large numbers, and we returned most of them,” he said.
“When you vote for Ashiru, including our presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar and all our candidates, we shall return most of you that lost their jobs, and we shall ensure that we continue the trademark of the PDP – unity, security and development,” he said.
The running mate to Ashiru, Hon. Sunday Marshal Katung, a serving Rep member (Zangon Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency), warned against what he said was ‘later day love.”
“When you voted them, we only know the APC with arrogance, deceit, marginalisation of non-APC members and contempt for the people of Zango Kataf,” he said.
“Never trust them now that they are wooing you with later days love. If they never loved you for nearly four years, is it now that they will respect and treat you well when you return them to a final lap of four years?”, he asked the crowd.
Immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Alh. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, who also spoke at the rally said,”we have never doubted the ability of Zangon Kataf to deliver this LGA to the PDP, because you did it in the last Local Government Council polls”.
“If you must experience progress in your lives, make sure you bring out your Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) on the day of the governorship election and vote for the PDP. Vote, protect and ensure that your votes count,” he said.