By KATO P.. LADAN, Kaduna
Immediate past Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Sports, Honourable Godfrey Ali Gaiya has described aspirant for the Kaduna State gubernatorial polls in 2019, Honourable Isa Mohammed Ashiru is a man of impeccable sound character.
He expressed this on Wednesday evening in Kaduna, when Ashiru 2019 campaign team visited the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna Council Secretariat for an interactive session and dinner.
“I know he is a man of sound character. He is driven by his desire to see Kaduna has a new look,” he said.
Gaiya said that himself and Hon. Isa Ashiru were colleagues in the House of Representatives for eight years, where he distinguished himself as a thorough bred lawmaker.
He said Ashiru knows every village in the state, hence was in a good position to conveniently address their challenging issues.
Speaking further, Gaiya assured the journalists that if given the chance to govern the state, Ashiru would carry all religions and ethnic groups along.
“He is not a religious or ethnic bigot,” he stressed.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Alhaji Shuaibu Gimi assured journalists of being carried along.
He said that unlike what is being experienced that journalists don’t get fair treatment from the present administration, they will get a good deal.
He said Honourable Isa Mohammed Ashiru is prepared for leadership after not being satisfied with this government, he has been consistently preparing in all his actions.
“He is passionate about the people of Kaduna State.
“He intends to transform Kaduna State, he intends to re-engineer Kaduna State,” he said.
In his remarks, former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State, Alhaji Yaro Makama said that though Nigeria’s democracy is still young, being stable for less than 20 years is a feat worth celebrating, but warned that recent happenings in Ekiti would not be tolerated.
He said electorate have the power to choose the right or wrong leaders.
Makama warned that putting the wrong person in power could bring dire consequences.
“Tell Nigerians that now we have bad man in Kaduna Government House,” he said.
He explained that the education, health and other essentials that make living easy, are determined by the governor.
He frowned at the deployment of 30,000 troops for Ekiti polls.
“I never knew we had 30,000 security personnel until they announced deploying that number for Ekiti polls,” he stated.
The Director General, Ashiru 2019 Campaign Team, Ambassador Sule Buba assured and pledged that Isa Ashiru government will be media friendly.
“I am seeking your cooperation. In your role, you are expected to be neutral but join us and we would carry you along.
“Our candidate is one to beat. We have no doubt we will take over Sir Kashim Ibrahim House.
“There will be no greed, some of the problems of this government is greed,” he said.
In his remarks, the Chairman Kaduna NUJ Council, Comrade Adamu Yusuf emphasised that the journalists remain non partisan.
He said the NUJ was always available to entertain people from all parties and camps.