Sambo Promises To Deliver Kaduna To Jonathan
He said he would achieve the feat by virtue of the overwhelming support the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) enjoys in the State.
The Vice President, through his spokesman, Umar Sani, made the declaration during a Youth and Women Empowerment Programme organized by his aide for PDP members in Kaduna North Local Government Area, where the Vice President hails from.
Mr Sani also expects 100% victory for the party’s candidates in other elective posts including that of the Governor.
The Vice President’s aide who explained that Kaduna had remained a PDP State since 1999 due to the party’s programmes and manifesto, noted that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) was not on ground in the state and therefore cannot garner enough votes to defeat the ruling party.
He maintained that the PDP government both at the state and national levels had performed well to warrant continuity in power.
Although the presidential election is six weeks away, the ruling PDP in the country seem to have gone back to the drawing board to strengthen its campaigns.
Part of the strategy is the empowerment programme where the Vice President’s aide distributed cars, tricycles, motorcycles, wrappers and money to youth and women in Kaduna North LGA.
He said that the decision to empower the people is to woo the electorate and also strengthen the party in the local governments and the state in general considering their importance to the fortunes of PDP in the state.
He added that similar empowerment programmes would take place across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State before the presidential election, and therefore called on the people to remain in PDP and also vote massively for the party.
Other PDP stakeholders at the occasion described the postponement of the February 14 and 28 elections as good omen for the country in view of the security challenges in some parts of the country, and expressed confidence that the PDP would emerge victorious during the elections.