Kaduna North, South Agog As LP Guber Campaign Train Storms Areas In Style
As Party Insists Better Days Are Here Again If Obi Is Declared President
BY IDIBIA GABRIEL, KADUNA
The governorship campaign train of Hon. Jonathan Asake and Bashir Aliyu of Labour Party (LP), on weekend, landed in Kaduna North and South local governments areas to engage the electorates on the importance of voting the LP come February 25th and March 11.
The campaign rally and tour, which was like a carnival of sort, took the two LGAs by storm. For the first time the electorates saw a different style of campaign that penetrated the nooks and crannies of communities, coming directly in contact with the people – instead of the old-school, stadium-style rally.
The town was agog, with the campaign carnival which took off from Barnawa through Ahmadu Bello Way to Kawo, Ungwan Dosa, Malali and Ungwan Rimi, then Kigo new extension to Sarduana crescent.
“It then headed toward Tudun Nupawa and drove round Tudun Wada to Kurmin Mashi, Badiko, Kabala West, Ungwan Muazu and through the western bypass to Kakuri.
According to statement by James Swam, Media Aide to LP Governorship Candidate, Hon.
Jonathan Asake, on Monday, It was an 8-hour, non-stop campaign drive that attracted many supporters who unilaterally joined and keyed into it, dancing irresistibly to the rythm of the LP music that rented the air.
“Both young and old, women and children, persons with disability, students, artisans, commercial drivers, civil servants, businessmen/women, professionals, amongst others who witnessed the campaign carnival expressed confidence in the LP as the only one that can salvage Kaduna and Nigeria from economic stagnation.
“Indeed, there were positive responsorial songs of the crowd shouting; “sai Asake”, “sai Kun yi”, “sai Lebo”, “sai Obi” in Hausa, among others, in different communities as the campaign train railed through with excitement, and explained to people why the electorate desire a change”,it stated
Chairman of the campaign council and national secretary of the LP, Alh. Umar Faruk Ibrahim, the DG, Hon. Tsahiru Bako, the state party chairman, Hon. Auwal Tafoki, the Guber candidate, Hon. Jonathan Asake and his running mate, Rt. Hon. Bashir Aliyu Zangon Aya, the senatorial candidate for Kaduna central, Hon. M.S. Ibrahim, all graced the campaign rally/tour.
Others included the house of assembly and house of representatives candidates in the two LGAs, their local government party chairmen, wards chairmen, local government campaign coordinators, various members of the campaign team as well as well-wishers.
Kaduna LP Chairman’ has predicted victory for the party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi, maintaining that better things are to happen when Obi is declared winner
The Labour party (LP) which reinstated this confidence in the victory of the governorship election of the party in Kaduna state and other parts of states in northern region, in a chat with our correspondent on assessment of the party’s campaign rallies in the northern parts of the state, revealed that LP supporters would tripped when Peter Obi is declared winner of presidential election.
Hon. Tafoki who was particularly happy with the courtesy call on Emir of Zazzau, HRH Amb. Nuhu Bamali, Chairman Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi amongst others said even though they were not categorical, there was light in the tunnels and high hope.
He also expressed assurance in the band wagon effect which he said has already began to manifest with the huge underground support the party reportedly enjoyed during governorship campaign in Zaria, adding that “LP supporters will be more when Peter Obi is declare winner of presidential election in February 2023”.
According to him, the band wagon effects “is a sure banker, in the sense that, every part of the state and business community”, would want to be associated with victory instead of remaining in the failed opposition.
He said movement to victory party by opposition is always much more pronounced and common in the northern states than in any other parts of the country, saying Kaduna guber candidate would emerged victorious in March governorships election in like manner.
The chairman stated that the last lap of the campaign would be married with the sensitization of members and supporters on the monitoring of the BiVAS before commencement of vote cast on 25th February election election, he slated at after in Abuja meeting.
According to him, sensitization electorates on vote buying among supporters and ineffectiveness of the sale of PVC, as assured by the election umpire would continue to be projected and assessed during the last lap of their campaigns.
FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets
THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday
Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.
“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.
“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.
“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”
The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.
Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service
The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.
The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,
The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).
DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt
The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real
DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.
A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.
“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.
“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”
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