An Ja’afaru Sa’ad, a traditional title holder of Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau, has declared his intention to contest the Kaduna State gubernatorial election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections.
He made the declaration while presenting his letter of intent to the leadership of the PDP at the party secretariat in Kaduna on Thursday.
“I want to thank the leadership of the party for the warm reception accorded me and effort toward ensuring that the party put up a victorious fight, come 2019.
“I am here primarily to formally declare my intention to contest the governorship of Kaduna State in the 2019 general elections on the platform of our dear party.
“My mission is to restore PDP’s rightful place in the state and ensure the needed unity of the people of Kaduna State who are now divided along religious and ethnic lines.
“But primarily, my interest is on youths and women capacity and economic empowerment if given the party’s ticket and eventually wins the election,” Zazzau said.
He encouraged the people of the state, particularly those without Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to take advantage of the extended period for voter card registration to get registered.
According to him, “The people cannot effect the change of leadership they desire without getting the PVC.”
Hassan Hyat, Kaduna PDP chairman said the party would be fair to all aspirants, adding that whoever emerged as candidate after primaries would be supported by the party.
Other aspirants include the immediate past governor of the state, Ramallan Yero, former NEMA Director General, Sani Sidi, and Sen. Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North), who recently defected from the ruling party, APC.
Others are former House of Representatives member, Isah Ashiru, who also defected from the APC, Mohammed Kadade, Bello Kagarko, Jonathan Kish, Shuaibu Mikati, Sani Bello, Ibrahim Dauda and Mohammed Sani.