*pray for lasting peace in Southern Kaduna
By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
A group of All progressives Congress (APC) youth under the umbrella of “APC Youth Die-hard” in Garu Ward, Lere Local Government Area of Saminaka, Kaduna State has during a brainstorming meeting to make the party a grassroots one in all the polling units of the ward reiterated their commitment in supporting the administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai.
According to them, they have resolved to serve and follow the party to the latter because of what el-Rufai has set as an agenda to achieve.
They revealed that their plan is to constantly go on enlightenment consultations, visiting towns and villages preaching the achievements of the state government which have never been said to their hearing.
The Chairman of the group, Mr Iliya Hosea during the meeting at his residence in Garun Kurama stressed that APC has done them good in the area of infrastructure with an ongoing road construction from Yadi Garun Kurama to Warsan Pati.
“This alone is a great achievement if you know how people are suffering to take their agricultural products to markets in Saminaka, Garu or Mariri and selling them at a cheaper price but now the story is different, this is to tell the government has really tried.
“Our people are great farmers of sugar cane but because of the bad nature of the road, millions of Naira is being wasted away on yearly basis because of the unmotorable nature of the road. The story is, even more, worst during the rainy season with our pregnant women having miscarriages and stillbirth and many times leading to death.” He said.
Iliya also said the provision of water system in Garun Kurama and other towns, villages in Lere LGA through the RUWASA programme are one of the people-oriented that projects that made them be the voice of APC, a party for the masses.
While stating some of their objectives, the Chairman said the party is now holding the destiny of many youth and they have set an agenda in motion to make the APC a viable party in all the nooks and crannies in the ward with a conscious plan to extend to all the eleven wards of Lere LGA.
While recounting the achievements of the party in the LGA through the able leadership of Malam el-Rufai, he said many of their people have been brain washed by blatant lies against the party.
“We are out to change the lies narratives against Governor Nasir el-Rufai. We believe in his style of leadership and we are ready in our own little way to support him at our level.
“If you look at the policy of APC and their mandate el-Rufai has conscripted people-oriented policies that will transverse to many coming generations.
“I’m glad to tell the whole world that nobody sent us, on our own we sat down and analyzed this government and found out that it is the best for us.” He added
The youth however, observed a minute silence and prayed for the souls of the departed during the killings and attacks of innocent people in Southern Kaduna by those he described as the enemies of the state.
The Secretary of the association, Yakubu Musa Kurmin Dodo led the prayers of peace to reign in all parts of Kaduna and Nigeria as a country, stressing that security is an all-encompassing business that everyone is a critical stakeholder in making sure of a secured society.
“For whatever reason, peace is the ultimate of all and is the panacea of every development. I’m calling on the government to set a model for peaceful deliberation for all parties involved in this crisis and our prayers are God to expose them who enjoy seeing the blood of the innocence are being bled to death.
Mr Bawa Kadade who is the counselling elder enjoined them to remain focused to what he described as a noble movement that will help them get to their destiny.
He appreciated the way and manner the LGA party chairman, Mr Jonathan Shekarau Ukissa, the Ward Chairman Yahaya Aliyu and all the stakeholders are tirelessly selling the ideals of APC in the area.