By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Honourable Godfrey Gaiya has described aspirant for the Kaduna State gubernatorial poll in 2019, Honourable Isa Ashiru as a man of impeccable character.
He made the assertion when the Ashiru 2019 Campaign Team stormed the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council Secretariat for an interactive session and dinner on Thursday, July 12, in Kaduna,
“I know he is a man of sound character. He is driven by his desire to see Kaduna wear a new look,” he said.
Gaiya said that himself and Hon. Isa Ashiru were colleagues in the House of Representatives for eight years, where he distinguished himself as a thoroughbred lawmaker.
He said Ashiru knows every village in the state, hence, was in a good position to conveniently address their challenging issues.
Gaiya assured Journalists that if given the opportunity to govern the state, Ashiru would carry all religions and ethnic groups along, saying Ashiru is not a religious or ethnic bigot.
Also speaking, Chairman, Media Committee Isah Ashiru Campaign Team, Alhaji Shuaibu Gimi assured Journalists of being carried along, and fair treatment compared to what is being experienced from the present administration.
He said Honourable Isa Ashiru is prepared for leadership after his dissatisfaction with the current government, he has been consistentsatisring in all his actions.
“He is passionate about the people of Kaduna State. He intends to transform and re-engineer the state,” he said.
In his remarks, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the State, Alhaji Yaro Makama said that though Nigeria’s democracy is still young, being stable for less than 20 years is a feat worth celebrating. He however warned that recent happenings in Ekiti state would not be tolerated.
He said electorate have the power to choose the right or wrong leaders, and warned that putting the wrong person in power could bring dire consequences.
He explained that education, health and other essentials that make living easy, are determined by the governor.
“Tell Nigerians that now we have bad man in Kaduna Government House,” he said.
Alhaji Makama frowned at the deployment of 30,000 troops for Ekiti polls.
“I never knew we had 30,000 security personnel until they announced deploying that number for Ekiti polls,” he stated.
The Director General, Ashiru 2019 Campaign Team, Ambassador Sule Buba assured and pledged that Ashiru’s government will be media friendly.
“I am seeking your cooperation and in your role, you are expected to be neutral but join us and we would carry you along.
“Our candidate is one to beat. We have no doubt we will take over Sir Kashim Ibrahim House come 2019, assuring that there will be no greed as some of the problems of this government is greed,” he said.
In his remarks, Chairman of NUJ, Kaduna Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf reiterated that Journalists remain non partisan; adding that the Council is always available to entertain people from all parties and camps.