Governorship race: Prepare to vote again, Ashiru tells Kaduna


The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna state, Rt Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru, has urged residents of Kaduna state to overlook the challenges they encountered on February 25 and get ready to vote on March 11, 2023.  

Speaking in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Media and Publicity, PDP State Campaign Directorate, Reuben Buhari, Ashiru explained that while the people might be feeling demoralized about the outcome of the last elections and possibly wondering why they should be bothered to go and vote on Saturday rather than stay at home, staying at home might be tempting but wouldn’t come with any lasting reward for everyone. As voting for PDP on Saturday, irrespective of party differences, would ensure that everyone finishes as a winner.  

“If our dream is to have a secure, prosperous Kaduna state, then we owe it to ourselves and our families to resolve to go and vote for the PDP. Not voting would ensure that more of our people in Kaduna state get sacked with impunity, or forcefully retired without them getting their benefits. Not voting might ensure that labour leaders who decide to legally protect the interest of their members when they would be sacked again, would be hounded and declared wanted like criminals. 

“Not voting might ensure the continuation of school fees increment in Kaduna’s tertiary institutions without regard to the common man. Abstaining from voting would continue to see our traditional institutions bastardized without recourse to what the people genuinely desire. We would continue to witness more demolitions of houses and shops that the common man is using for sustenance; continue to see the forceful seizure of people’s land and continue to witness the most insecure environment that Kaduna currently has become. Not going out to vote for the PDP would ensure the continuation of these and many more,” Ashiru said.

The gubernatorial candidate congratulated the people of Kaduna state, noting that they did very well when they voted for PDP on February 25 and in the process clinched the three senatorial seats in the state, and 10 out of the 16 House of Representative seats.

“With us all strategically closing ranks and putting the result of the past election behind us, we will emerge with enough votes to ensure that the APC never again brings any hardship to the residents of Kaduna state,” Ashiru said while warning that because APC is desperate to continue its deliberate misgovernance, it might employ and deploy all manner of illegalities to woo voters both before and during the elections. He urged voters to be extra vigilant and reject being induced in any way so as not to compromise their today for the tomorrow that holds so much potential.