Kaduna: Big boost as 6 governorship flagbearers adopt Ashiru as consensus candidate 

Six days to the gubernatorial election in Kaduna state, candidates of six political parties have adopted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna state, Rt. Hon Isah Muhammad Ashiru Kudan, as their consensus candidates. 

Addressing party members in Kaduna on Monday, governorship candidate of YPP, and Chairman Rescue and Rebuild Gubernatorial Candidates’ Forum, Amb. Sani Yaya said the guber candidates of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied People’s Movement (APM), Action People’s Party (APP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and National Rescue Movement (NRM) adopted the PDP candidate because he is the best candidate and he meant well for the people of the state. 

He said they will support PDP to send the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) packing from the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House. 

He said, “Today, we wish to announce our support and loyalty to Rt. Hon. Isah Muhammad Ashiru Kudan the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP. We took this decision after extensive consultation with our party members and people of Kaduna state. This decision is borne out of our genuine desire to have one indivisible state irrespective of tribal or religious differences, and we are confident that Ashiru is the only candidate that will unify the state.

“From the manner of his campaign, which aimed at building Kaduna state, and the selection of his running mate which has given fair representation to both Christians and Muslims. As some desperate politicians have turned the political space into a hub of religious sentiments, Ashiru chose to stand by issue based campaigns only. I want to remind the 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 in tertiary institutions to unlawful disengagement of teachers, local government staff and the removal of traditional rulers. It’s on these grounds that we call on our people to stay away from the APC candidate who is only a puppet to his paymaster who will continue with their anti masses policy in the state. We urge the people of Kaduna state to come out en mass on the 11th of March to vote for Ashiru/Ayuba for a better Kaduna state.

“Myself, Amb. Sanin Yaya the gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party and other five gubernatorial candidates of AA, APM, APP, APGA AND NRM as well as the leadership of Accord Party, ADP and ZLP, have today the 6th of February 2023 wish to endorse His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan Sarkin Bai Zazzau and His Excellency Dr. John Ayuba as our consensus candidates.”

Reacting to the endorsement, Isah Ashiru said he accepted the adoption, and assured them that he would work with all to form government of state unity. 

“Kaduna state has found itself in terrible situation of mismanagement and reckless of governance by the powers that be. The people of this country are in abject poverty, we can’t fold our arms and watch hoping that things would correct themselves. We are equal to the task, Kaduna state would come back to PDP insha Allah,” he said.