Kaduna PDP Endorses Yero for 2015 Governorship Race

Channels Television  
Updated May 15, 2014

yeroooThe Kaduna State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has passed a vote of confidence on the State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, saying that the party would support him for the 2015 governorship election in the state if and when he declares his interest to run.

The party, while declaring that it was evident that the state had made significant progress in many sectors under Yero’s leadership, also told the opposition political parties in the state  that there was no vacancy at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the state seat of power come 2015.

Speaking to Channels Television during an interview,  the Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Abubakar Haruna, commended  the Governor for the  total support he has shown to the party and his uncommon interest in the affairs of Kaduna  State, particularly in areas of appointment and infrastructural development.

He described as false and malicious, allegations by a group of people in the state  that the Governor had abandoned all the ongoing projects he inherited from his predecessor, Late Patrick Yakowa, particularly in the southern part of the state.

The endorsement of the Governor by the PDP has, however, drawn the anger of a group from the southern part of the state, the ‘Concerned Realists of Southern Kaduna’,  which claimed that their people had been marginalised and that no meaningful development had been recorded in the state since the Governor succeeded  the late Governor Patrick Yakowa, who died in a helicopter crash  in December 2012.

The group, at a news conference, said that the people of southern Kaduna would not support Mr Yero for the governorship election in 2015 because he had not done well enough to deserve a fresh mandate from the people of the area.