The All Progressive Congress (APC) yesterday reiterated that the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to deliver dividends of democracy is certainly a reason why it has to give way to the APC to provide quality leadership to the good people of the state and the
country at large. Kaduna State Chairman of the party, Barnabas Bala Bantex stated this yesterday while briefing newsmen shortly after holding a stakeholders meeting of the party where issues particularly as it affects the 2015 general elections were discussed.
According to him “the failure of PDP to provide good governance is the major factor that is propelling the APC to take over the leadership and give Nigerians purposeful leadership.
On whether they party at the state level will adopt a consensus candidate for the governorship in the state, the chairman said, they are working seriously towards that, but he assured that all aspirants will be given an enabling environment and a level playing ground to exercise their franchise.
“The essence of the meeting aside setting up committees that will help for a smooth running of affairs of the party, we are also strategizing and putting our house in place to emerge all round victorious in all the electable positions in the state and at the national levels.”
Responding to the accusation of nominating the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-rufai as a representative of the state as a Board of Trustees (BoT) member of the party, Bantex said, “I did that based on the powers bestowed on me as the State Chairman, it is also in recognition of his wealth of experience and ability to attract goodies to the state and being a major stakeholders at the national level.”
He expressed optimism that the party will not leave anything to chance to emerge victorious in all the elections this time around, while stressing that any attempt to rig the elections will be resisted.