Kaduna youths endorse former SSG for governorship poll
A coalition of youths from across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State, under the auspices of Southern and Northern Kaduna Political Awareness Forum, Friday, endorsed the former Secretary to the state Government under the late Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, Alhaji Samaila Lawal Abdullahi Yakawada for the 2015 governorship election in the state.
In a statement made available to The Nation and signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Forum, Monday Maida and Illiyasu Mohammed respectively, the Forum lamented the dwindling fortunes of the state, pointing out that what is needed at this point in time was a sound and articulate leader to drive the developmental fortunes of the state.
They explained that after due consultation with some commissioners and special advisers in the present government, they have come to the conclusion that certain pragmatic and articulated individuals with the needed impetus to drive the transformational fortunes of Kaduna State need to be identified and encouraged to join the race for the political salvation of the state.
They said, “we can confidently say that the unfolding days we are witnessing in Kaduna state is a bad harbinger of anything that’s far from cheering, and we are at pains to point out that if things continue they way we are seeing, we will end up being the subjects of developmental jokes among other states.
“The requisite strategies necessary to push this state forward is now lacking, instead, what is in full display is a bewildering and careless youthful exuberance boosted by a retinue of egoistical praise singers high on something other than patriotism or the drive for development.
“It is glaring from the forgoing that our initial apprehension about the competence of the current handlers of the state is gradually becoming true. Of particular concern is the nonchalant attitude to key issues like security. This can neither be accepted nor condone by those who have turned it into a political issue waiting for the next incident to happened, so that more political statements and posturing can be made.
“Those who are supposed to concretize a viable solution to it, like Nero, are fiddling with their harp, same with almost all sectors of the state. Consequently, the group said, they are asking people with proven track record to show interest in the gubernatorial contest of the state.
“We are constrained to begin asking those with the requisite pragmatic capabilities, who have always won elections with proven records of achievement and service to humanity, to step out and throw their hats into the ring and we the youths of Kaduna state will carry the news far and wide.
“Consequently, we have identified Alhaji Lawal Samaila Yakawada as one of those with the requisite maturity, experience and mass-based appeal to move this state forward. A detribalized Nigerian and a grassroots mobiliser that has successfully built bridges of brotherliness across the divides of the state.”
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