Kaduna PDP Gov’ship Candidate, Isa Ashiru Bags Endorsement Of Nine Other Political Parties
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Isa Ashiru has bagged the endorsement of nine other political parties in the state.
Naija News reports that the parties under the aegis of the ‘Kaduna State Rescue and Rebuild Gubernatorial candidates Forum,’ declared support for Ashiru ahead of the March 11 governorship polls.
According to them their decision to support him was born out of careful consultation with their members and other key stakeholders in the state.
The Chairman of the Forum, who is also the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Ambassador Sani Yaya, at a press briefing on Monday said they decided to endorse the PDP candidate because he remains the best man for the job.
The forum alleged that the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was a mere ploy to divide the state along religious lines, unlike the PDP candidate who wants to unite a “fractured” state.
Apart from the YPP, other parties who also declared support include the AA, APM, APP, APGA, NRM Accord Party, ADP and ZLP.
Yaya pointed out that “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 as well as the good people of Kaduna State.
“This decision is borne out of our genuine desire to have one and 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.
“Some desperate politicians have turned the political space into a hub of religious sentiments but Isah Ashiru chose to stand on issue-based campaigns only.
“I 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 an unjustified high rate of taxes to authoritarian leadership and the ego. From the increase of school fees to tertiary institutions to the unlawful disengagement of teachers, and local government staff and the removal of traditional rulers.
“It is on this ground 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.
“On this note, myself, Ambassador Sani Yaya, the gubernatorial candidate of the Young Progressives Party and candidates of AA, APM, APP, APGA, NRM as well as the leadership of the Accord Party, ADP and ZLP, have February 6, 2023, wish to endorse His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Isah Ashiru Kudan (Sarkin Bai Zazzau and His Excellency, Dr John Ayuba as our consensus candidates.
“Therefore, we urge the good people of Kaduna State to come out en-masse on March 11, 2023, to vote for Ashiru/Ayuba for a better Kaduna State.”