Guber Race: Protest As Nenasi, Kaduna Commissioners Okay Yero

Protesters Thursday stormed Ungwan Wakili, a suburb in the Southern part of Kaduna State to stop Senator Nenadi Usman and some commissioners in the Mukhtar Ramalan Yero government from endorsing Yero as the choice of Southern Kaduna in the 2015 governorship election.

Nenadi had addressed a press conference where she and the commissioners endorsed the governor but as the conference was about to be concluded the youths who got wind of the event stormed the venue chanting protest songs.

The protesters holding placards, said through their leader, Comrade Nathaniel Yashim, that it is not the responsibility of public office holders to endorse Yero ahead 2015.

Earlier,  Sen. Nenadi said Yero had kept his promise by executing projects in Southern Kaduna and had given unprecedented appointments to indigenes of the state.

“I want to appeal to all our brothers and sisters from Southern Kaduna, who may be nursing the ambition to contest, to drop that. We must allow the governor to complete his full terms (2015 – 2023) before thinking of contesting”, she said.

Nenadi and her group also endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan to run for 2015 Presidential election.

A statement signed by Vincent Bodam and Bavo Nyan, chancellor and secretary respectively of the  Concerned Southern Kaduna Professionals/Coalitions of Youth Groups, said the elected and appointed officials of PDP from Southern Kaduna that endorsed Yero for 2015 are entirely on their own.

“They do not speak for the 3 million people of Southern Kaduna, but represent and express their personal opinion as dictated by Governor Yero and Senator Nenadi Esther Usman.

“As far as Southern Kaduna is concerned the PDP ticket is still open, and we call on potential aspirants in Kaduna State to warm up for the serious contest not just for the gubernatorial ticket but for every available seat as prescribed by law,” the group said.