By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Zamfara State has expressed optimism of winning Bakura State House of Assembly bye election.
Governor Bello Matawalle declared this on Saturday in Bakura town while addressing thousands of PDP supporters at the grand PDP campaign for Bakura Constituency bye election.
Matawalle said PDP is optimistic of winning the election considering the strong grassroots support of the party in the Bakura Local Government’ Area.
Matawalle represented by his deputy, Barrister Mahadi Aliyu Gusau commended people of the area for supporting the PDP and assured them that his PDP led administration will continue to bring dividends of democracy to the people particularly those of the rural areas.
The governor urged the electorate in the Bakura constituency to vote for the PDP candidate Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur for good representation at the Zamfara State House of Assembly.
Matawalle enjoined the people of Bakura local government to shun thuggery and all forms of negative vices that can cause confusion or disharmony in the area and state.
“I urged you to avoid violence and political thuggery as development can only be achieve in peace and security,” he said.
Earlier, the Chairman campaign planning committee, Senator Lawali Hassan Anka said the turnout of thousands of PDP supporters in the area is an affirmation that the party has strong grassroots base in the local government area.
Senator Anka who is the Senator representing Zamfara West Senatorial District called on the electorate to come out on 5th December to cast their vote for the PDP candidate whom he described as best for the constituency.
“I want to assure you that with Ibrahim Tukur as the representative of this constituency there would be tremendous development as he is a person who have passion for this local government area and would be doing his best for the development of this area,” he said.
The Senator appealed to the PDP members particularly the youths to avoid thuggery and violence during and after the bye election.
The state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Tukur Danfulani commended the PDP leaders and supporters in Bakura local government area for supporting the party.
“We should come out enmass and vote for PDP candidate on Saturday to enable him emerge victorious for the development of the Bakura local government area,” he said.
The PDP candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Tukur commended the party members for electing him as the candidate of the party.
He promised not to betray the confidence reposed on him if elected to represent the constituency in the State Assembly.