Following the emergence of Governor Ramalan Yero as the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Kaduna State for the 2015 elections, the state chairman of the party, Abubakar Haruna, has declared that the All Progressive Congress candidate, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, is no threat to PDP’s chances at the election.
“APC is a contraband product which does not exist in Kaduna State”, Mr. Haruna said.
Mr. Haruna, who was accompanied by other members of the party’s executive, stated this while addressing journalists at the Secretariat of Kaduna State Council, Nigeria Union of Journalist, NUJ.
He added that PDP would continue to rule till ‘thy kingdom come’ and as far as democracy existed, the governorship primaries in the state, which produced Mr. Yero as the party’s candidate, were transparent, free and fair.
“The APC does not have a manifesto of its own, but a duplicate of the PDP’s document”, he said.
“There was nothing like imposition of candidates. Everybody bought form to aspire for positions of their choice. None of the applicants ever approached the state secretariat to lodge complaints regarding the process that saw Yero and other aspirants emerging victorious at the end of the day.
“The game of politics is the game of who is strong enough. It is now left for the delegates, you could have money, and be good you could not even have money and you can be good what has happened first is the determination of the leadership of the party not to involve themselves in money siphoning from aspirants, you allow delegates to go and do their duty”.
The PDP chairman also appealed to the media to report the positive side of Nigeria.
“I want to appeal to you, the media to, please, make Nigeria grow by a way of presenting it in positive terms to the outside world, but if it refuses to grow, then Nigeria journalists have done that”, he said.