2023: We will give a level playing ground to all Candidates
By: Femi Mustapha
The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has promised to level playing ground to all Southern Kaduna and non-Southern Kaduna Candidates aspiring for any political offices in the 2023 general Elections
This was contained in a statement by the acting National President of the Union Awemi Dio Maisamari and made available to the Media on 20th August 2022.
The statement stated that Every gubernatorial candidate is exercising his constitutional right to vote and be voted for
While reacting to the Gubernatorial ambition of Mr. Timothy Adamu of the Action Alliance (AA), Rev Andrew Duya of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Sen. Caleb Zagi of African Democratic Congress (ADC), and, Hon. Jonathan Asake of the Labour Party (LP) all from the Zone, SOKAPU Stated that this should not be viewed only negatively talk less of generating panic.
“This is the logical outcome of the loud outcries for better leadership in general and the horrifying fallout from the Elrufai mal-administration in Kaduna State. It is also an expression of the yearnings for more political space, choice, and opportunities as voter confidence in mainstream parties are badly shaken. Southern Kaduna must keep abreast of evolving political trends while plotting its way forward.
“SOKAPU Political Committee was set up in April this year and is saddled with the responsibility of making recommendations on the best political direction for Southern Kaduna come 2023.
“This is part of the SOKAPU and Southern Kaduna internal mechanism for monitoring, analyzing, and addressing political issues.
“This will ensure that the concerns and interests of Southern Kaduna are properly taken care of as well as to promote the equitable overall development of Kaduna state. Consequently, the 2023 elections in general, and the Kaduna State gubernatorial elections, in particular, are being monitored closely.
“Given this, SOKAPU members in particular, and Southern Kaduna people, in general, are advised to remain calm as everything is being done to safeguard the genuine interests and aspirations of our people.
“Southern Kaduna will not be intimidated by subsisting unfair political arrangements. In spite, of all odds, we must do everything necessary to fully utilize the obvious demographic advantages we have.
“Let us overcome scaremongers spreading fear among us to weaken our progressive resolve to pursue justice and equity at all times.’ the statement reads.