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Sambo, PDP chiefs raise N1. 5b for Yero

By Saxone Akhaine Northern Bureau Chief
19 March 2015   |   5:18 am
While showcasing the achievements of Governor Yero in the state, the vice President solicited for support to the people towards ensuring that the governor emerged victorious for continuity and consolidation.

NAMADI-SAMBO2Less than two weeks to the general elections, incumbent Kaduna State Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero’s re-election bid received a boost as friends, associates and well wishers, which included Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo at a fund raising dinner raised about N1.5 billion naira for the election slated for April 11th, 2015.

The event which held at the Hotel Seventeen, Kaduna also had in attendance, former governor of the state, Senator Mohammed Ahmed Makarfi, National Organising Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Mustapha, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, among other political figures.

Prominent among those present were the Igbos and other leaders of non-indigenes resident in the state, who came to show solidarity and support for the governor’s election bid, and donated substantial amount of money in support.

Vice President Sambo in his address to the fund raising dinner appealed to the good people of the state to rally round support for all the candidates of the PDP in the election.

While showcasing the achievements of Governor Yero in the state, the vice President solicited for support to the people towards ensuring that the governor emerged victorious for continuity and consolidation.

Responding, Governor Yero commended the people who came out in their numbers to support him financially, assuring that he will not let them down.

He tasked them to further talk to their friends and families to vote PDP all through the forthcoming elections for the delivery of dividends of democracy to be continued and sustained.