Nine candidates for the March 11 Governorship election in Kaduna State have endorsed the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Muhammad Isah Ashiru.
The governorship candidates include those of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), Action Alliance (AA) Allied People’s Movement (APM), Action People’s Party (APP), All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) National Rescue Movement (NRM), Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Accord Party (AP) and Action Democratic Party (ADP).
The candidates who came under the auspices of Rescue and Rebuild Gubernatorial Candidates Forum said their support for Ashiru is total in order to rescue the state from socio-economic hardship.
Addressing supporters of PDP, the chairman of the Forum, Sanin Yaya, said, “Today, we wish to announce our support and loyalty to Hon. Isah Muhammad Ashiru Kudan the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP based on a decision we took this decision after extensive consultation with our party members as well as the good people of kaduna state.
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“This decision is bone out of our genuine desire to have one indivisible state irrespective of tribal or religious differences, and we are confident that Isah Ashiru kudan is the only candidate that will unify the state.
“This can be seen from the manner of his campaign which is aimed at building kaduna state, and as well from the selection of his running mate which has given fair representation to both Christians and Muslims who are the two major stakeholders in the state.
“As some desperate politicians have turned the political space into a hub of religious sentiments, isah ashiru chose to stand by issue based campaigns only.
“We want to use this opportunity to remind the good people of kaduna state of the hardship and pain inflicted on them by this APC administration, from unjustified high rate of taxes to authoritative leadership and ego. from increase of school fees to tertiary institutions to unlawful disengagement of teachers, local government staff and the removal of traditional rulers.”
He called supporters of the various political parties to stay away from the APC candidate and urged the good people of Kaduna state to come out en masse for Ashiru/Ayuba.
Uba Sani is the APC candidate for Saturday’s election.