By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Ahead of the Kaduna State gubernatorial election billed for Saturday, a group, United Gbagyi Political Forum has said that Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai remains the best candidate to govern the state for the next four years.
According to the group, the decision was from a resolution AF er several painstaking consultation.
Reading the resolution of the group to newsmen, Comrade Tanko Yahaya said that the last three years witnessed several positive developments for the Gbagyi people.
“The forum, after making analysis on the political strength, weakness and ability to deliver the will of the people, have unanimously endorsed the candidature of Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as our consensus and adopted candidate at the forthcoming poll of 9th March 2019.
“This decision is borne out of the dynamic and purposeful leadership of Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai in the last three years; his style of leadership has been a proven record of excellence and versatility.
“The Gbagyi people have indeed had it good in the administration, under His Excellency’s administration our Traditional Institution was upgraded and given a better recognition by the state government, the governor have made our Local Government a choice location for economic and industrial hub, not to mention the huge infrastructural developmental projects spread across our communities ranging from primary health care facilities, schools, roads, rural electrification and urbanization,” the group said.
Speaking further while reading the resolution titled, ‘ UNITED GBAGYI POLITICAL FORUM: AN ENDORSEMENT FOR MALLAM NASIR AHMED ELRUFAI AS GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE’ he said that they believe that a vote for Gov. el-Rufai is a vote for continuity in terms of developmental strides and for more political recognition of Gbagyi sons and daughters in the governance structure of Kaduna State.
“We believe that Malam el-Rufai will stop at nothing at returning the lost glory of the Gbagyi people in Kaduna State and will give us the right standing politically,” the group added.
They therefore, called on all their sons and daughters, traditional rulers, religious leaders and all relevant stakeholders to rally round and join the great movement of returning Malam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai as the next Executive Governor of Kaduna State.
“We should not be distracted by selfish political merchants and agents of retrogression and do that which is needful and ensuring that Gov. Nasir el-Rufai is returned elected,” they added.
They prayed for peaceful elections, while calling on all their sons and daughters to respect the laid down laws and act in accordance with the guiding principles of the country’s electoral laws.
The United Gbagyi Political Forum is an umbrella body of all political actors in Gbagyi communities, it is a politically conscious group of true democrats and advocates of good governance.