2019 Polls: Stand Against Intimidation, Votes Snatching – Ashiru Tells Supporters

Honourable Isah Mohammed Ashiru

The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kaduna state, Alhaji Isa Ashiru, has advised the electorate in the state against being cowed through intimidation, bribery and other illegal activities in electing wrong candidates in the forthcoming general elections.

Addressing a monmouth crowd at Jaba Local Government Area of the state in the ongoing campaign, Ashiru said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has nothing to offer the state other than to keep deceiving the people without any concrete project to show for it.

According to him; “I heard them saying that even if you vote the PDP, that your votes will not matter, because in the end, your votes will be annulled. Let me tell you what they are trying to achieve by that kind of propaganda. The APC has nothing more to offer than to keep on deceiving Nigerians on things that are not realisable.

“They want to send fear and doubts in your minds so that you will not come out and cast your votes to achieve the desired change that will improve the wellbeing of our people from the terrible leadership Kaduna state and Nigerians have witnessed under the APC.

“Don’t be intimidated; let your spirit be high; victory is at hand because even our rivals can see and feel it loud and clear that the electorate are no longer with them because they have heard enough of APC propaganda.

“The solution to that game of the mind against you is simple, come out in your numbers to cast your votes, watch your votes, ensured it is well counted, get documented evidence and escort your votes to the next collating centre. 

“The PDP has no money to bribe you for your votes, our blueprint is to take Kaduna state out from this bad situation and to ensure the people get enough incentives that will change the fortunes of the citizens.”

Also speaking, the running mate to the governorship candidate, Hon. Sunday Marshall Katung, said; “The APC is now chasing you with what is called, ‘Trade Money. That thing is ‘bribe money’. It is out of fake love and fake concern to the suffering they have caused you since they came to power. 

“Be weary of anyone who snubbs you in the daytime, then comes in the night with a gift professing love because you have something to offer him.”

Chairman of the PDP in Kaduna State, Chief Felix Hassan Hyat, said he was proud with the way Jaba and other Local Government Areas in Southern Kaduna defended their votes in the last Local Government Council polls.

He said that the APC could not rig the election, so they declared it as ‘inconclusive’ and appointed caretaker committees to run in some local government areas.

He further said; “The PDP has no doubt that Jaba LGA will give the PDP all its votes and defend the votes.”

Various dignitaries took turn to speak, including the immediate past deputy governor of Kaduna state, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga; former Chairman of Sports Committee in the House of Reps, Hon. Godfrey Gaiya, who all hail from Southern Kaduna.

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