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Nigerian Election: Southern Kaduna Youth Endorse El-Rufai for Governorship

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) National Youth Wing has endorsed All Progressives Congress, APC governorship candidate, Nasir El’Rufai for saturday’s election in their state, located in Northwest Nigeria.

Chairman of the Political Committee of SOKAPU Youth Wing, Joshua Gimba disclosed this to journalists in Kaduna.

He blamed People’s Democratic Party under the incumbent governor for not doing enough to stop the killings taking palace in the area, adding that the party which they held unto has failed the youth of the area.

“We the aggrieved youth southern Kaduna feels that the government has a hand in the systematic killings and attacks of youth , women and children of the area the two years since governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero took over mantle of leadership.”

According to him members of SOKAPU can not afford to elect leaders that can’t defend their interests.

“Governor Yero has no regards for traditional rulers who are custodians of the culture and tradition of Southern Kaduna People .

“We urge our youth and all the voters to vote out PDP because if Yero is voted back into office he might continue to be a stooge of the Vice President, Namadi Sambo,” he said.”

He urged the people of southern Kaduna to come out en masse to support El-Rufai on Saturday.

The decision is coming 2 days before the Gubernatorial and States Houses of Assembly elections in the country.

Southern Kaduna is known to be the stronghold of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the state.

Gimba however called on all electorate in the area and across the state to remain calm and law abiding before, during and after the elections.

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