Kaduna 2015: Governor Yero picks PDP nomination form

Mukhtar Yero, Former Governor of Kaduna

Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State on Saturday in Abuja picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, nomination and expression of interest form to re-contest the governorship position in the 2015 general elections.

Mr. Yero was accompanied to the national headquarters of the party by his deputy and members of the state House of Assembly.

Others present at the occasion were PDP senators from the state, 22 of the 23 local government chairmen in the state, members of the state executive council and other party leaders.

Mr. Yero assumed the governorship position in Kaduna State following the death of Governor Patrick Yakowa in a helicopter crash on December 15, 2012.

The state’s Director of Media and Publicity, Ahmed Maiyaki, who spoke to journalists on the sidelines of the event, said Mr. Yero’s decision to re-contest the position was based on calls by stakeholders in the state.

Mr. Maiyaki said that though the state had its challenges, it had done very well under the leadership of Mr. Yero.

He said the governor since assumption of office had positively transformed the different sectors of the state`s economy.

The governor, he said, had completed most of the projects initiated by his predecessor and had given scholarship to indigent students to study abroad.

Mr. Maiyaki expressed optimism that Mr. Yero would be returned by the electorate in 2015.

Should Mr. Yero eventually emerge as the PDP candidate, his major challenger could be Nasir El-Rufai, a former Abuja minister, who has declared his intent on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.



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  • Romberg

    They know what to do, but they won’t do it. Governents can relocate markets, demolish houses…but cannot create ranches….just natural grassland? If you compel the court to issue an award, they will still not listen. How can someone tell me that a herdsman who moved from sokoto down south did not find any suitable grazing site on his way before getting to Akure where he now resides like olumo rock and sees no other option than to destroy locals’ crops? I don’t blame them. If people in the south can create private ranches and practice animal husbandry themselves, it would’ve been needless for these heartless people to move down south as the market would have diminished. They don’t take their animals back to the north, do they?

    One Nigeria, but let people stay in their respective regions. That is the surest way to peace at this time.

  • Interest

    Femi Falana, a chronic hypocrite. All of a sudden, you have gone back to your normal trench of opposition politics again after being disappointed by Buhari as regards ministerial appointment.