By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai remains the best governor since the creation of the state, hence more support is needed to ensure his victory in the 2019 elections to continue his good works.
Convener of the El-Rufai Win Project, Comrade Zubairu Mukhtar expressed this while speaking at the Zone 1 Kada Youth Summit held in Zaria on Saturday November 24, 2018.
“The situation of Malam Nasir el-Rufai, unarguably, the best governor since the creation of Kaduna State, undoubtedly the best political strategist in the recent years can be likened to the situation of Alejandro Sokratis and his best friend, Troost Hernandez of the famous Greek empire,” he said.
He said he was delighted about the occasion of the Zone 1 El-Rufa’i Win Project KADA Youth summit with the theme: Promoting Political Participation and Violent Free Election.
“As we all are aware that the 2019 general elections is around the corner and as youths, we owe ourselves the responsibility of ensuring a peaceful election and most fundamentally ensuring the return of President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i, Hon Suleiman Abdu Kwari and all other APC Progressive candidates as House of Representative and State Assembly members of Zone 1.
“The APC Government in Kaduna State has done tremendously well under the leadership of Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai’i ranging from revamping the educational sector, rejuvenating the state civil service, improving welfare of civil servants, open governance, embarking on massive road projects across the state, increasing the state internally generated revenue, rehabilitation of health care centers, attracting investors, improved security, youth and women empowerment to mention but few,” he pointed out.
Comrade Mukhtar, who is the Yariman Santurakin Makera-Zazzau explained that the el-Rufai Win Project Ambassadors are youths who have the interest of Kaduna State and Nigeria at large at heart and have come forth as a formidable team to work and campaign vigorously for President Muhammadu Buhari, Mal. Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i, Hon Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Hon Uba Sani, Hon Barnabas Bala Bantex and all APC Candidates as progressives and personalities of impeccable character.
“This target must be achieved Insha Allah,” he stressed.
On the progress recorded so far by the group, he said that inauguration of state, zonal, local, government and ward executives of the project was a big leap.
“Have a registered membership of 500 Ambassadors per Local government in Zones 1 & 2 and 250 per Local Government in Zone 3 making it a total of 9,750 Ambassadors who are working day and night on the door-to-door campaign approach.
“As at today we have held about 184 grassroots sensitization meetings with local communities
“Meeting with relevant stakeholders at the grass root such as student groups, religious leaders, traditional leaders, market women to mention but a few across the State
“Held community summits in 5 local governments, others to follow suit
“Organized five press conferences in support of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Hon. Uba Sani, Hon. Suleiman Abdu Kwari and Deputy Governor Bala Barnabas Bantex as Senators representing our great state come 2019
“Have commenced a polling unit by polling unit Ambassadorial campaign in 3 Local Governments which we intend to expand across the 20 other local governments
“Published 18 write ups in different print media outlets in support of the APC led Government.
“Hosted 12 media chats with NTA Zaria and Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC), AIT and DITV/Alheri Radio in support of the El-Rufa’i led administration and selling the candidacy of Hon. Suleiman Abdu Kwari, Hon. Uba Sani, Arch. Bala Barnabas Bantex and all APC candidates to mention but a few,” he reeled out.
Speaking further, he said that although it has been a very difficult and herculean task, time and resource consuming, they remain firm and resolute in their struggle and shall all smile at the end of the forthcoming general elections and beyond.
He charged the youth present at the event to ensure a peaceful election is held and most fundamentally spread the gospel of the good works the Governor el-Rufai-led administration is carrying out.
“As leaders of today and tomorrow we must ensure a level playing ground devoid of rancor, thuggery and violence irrespective of any differences. Kaduna State is ours and together we shall get to the promise land,” he added.
The El-Rufai Win Project Convener appreciated the contributions of Alh. Umar Waziri to the group.
“He has been there for us, Hon. Alh. Salisu Adamu Mohammed former aspirant of Sabon Gari Federal Constituency also has been a pillar of support, to my family for their understanding and support, to my Executives you are the best team I have worked with and to our foot soldiers you are appreciated as without you all there would be no El-Rufa’i Win Project.
“With Governor El-Rufa’i and the APC Government we stand and no going back on this,” he emphasized.
He sought the support of well meaning Nigerians here to support the struggle as it is a goal that must be achieved.
“Insha Allah but without support from the necessary quarters we cant strive. Finance and mobility is our greatest challenge,” he concluded.