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Why I joined Kaduna guber race, by Asake

By Saxone Akhaine, Kaduna
03 August 2022   |   3:52 am
Former President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake, has said insecurity and bad governance prompted his decision to contest the Kaduna State governorship seat...

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Former President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), Jonathan Asake, has said insecurity and bad governance prompted his decision to contest the Kaduna State governorship seat in the 2023 elections.

Asake, who is the governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP), officially stepped down, yesterday, as SOKAPU president.

While announcing his resignation as the SOKAPU leader at the union’s secretariat in Kaduna, he said he officially stepped down to answer the clarion call of the majority of people to join the race for Sir Ibrahim Kashim Government House come 2023.

He said: “What you have been hearing is now confirmed that I have answered a clarion call by people and by the larger people of Kaduna to contest the gubernatorial election come 2023.

“I have answered this call, having observed what has gone on for a very long time within my period as SOKAPU president, and I have seen the way insecurity has taken over the entire state; criminals freely come into our state, kill and destroy our farmlands and get away with it. I feel that leadership can fix those things.” 

According to him, since there is an opportunity to offer himself for leadership and since the essence of government is security and welfare of the people, he is ready to work.

He promised to offer inclusive leadership that would entrench justice and fairplay to the people if elected.

“When we have leadership that entrenches equity and justice, it won’t matter where you come from or your religious affiliation; all that will matter is quality leadership. Coming from SOKAPU as its leader, I want to extend that kind of leadership style to the entire state,” he added.

Meanwhile, Asake’s deputy in SOKAPU, Dio Maisamari, has stepped into office as the new president. Maisamari was national chairman of Adara Development Association (ADA).

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