Kaduna - Gov. Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State has warned the PDP in the state against the imposition of candidates, contrary to the wishes and aspirations of people.
The governor gave the warning at a meeting with PDP stakeholders from the Northern Kaduna Senatorial District, held in Zaria on Sunday.
``Let me assure you that I have no candidate in all the 23 Local Government Areas of the state. As my name suggests ‘Yakowa nakowa’, I am for all. I am ready to go with the peoples’ choice.
``So if someone tells you that he is a government candidate, simply tell him that he is telling lies. Therefore, people should be allowed to choose their leaders,’’ Yakowa stated.
He, however, recommended that consensus among candidates was the best option that would pave way for an amicable resolution of problems and ensure success of the party.
The governor appealed to stakeholders, party officials and other party loyalists to do everything possible to put their house in order for the party’s total success.
He called on candidates to accept the will of God: saying, ``candidates should bear in mind that power only comes from God and nobody else can give you power.’’
The Kaduna State Chairman of the PDP, Amb. Nuhu Bajoga, said that the essence of the visit to Zaria was to thank stakeholders for the party’s victory in the recent state assembly bye-election.
He said that government was looking for a way to compensate those who played active roles that culminated into the victory of the party in Zaria.
Abdullahi Ahmed, the PDP Zonal Chairman, Kaduna North Senatorial District, stressed the need for unity among party members for the party to emerge victorious.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting drew stakeholders from eight Local Government Areas of the state.