All Progressive Congress (APC) stakeholders from Zone One under the name, Concerned Stakeholders, in Kaduna State have called on the party leadership to ensure that governor Nasir El’Rufai’s successor is highly educated.
They explained that it’s very important for the state to have a person as educated as El-Rufai to continue with the good policies of the governor.
Speaking on behalf of the group at a news briefing in Kaduna, Former Senior Special Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Dr Usman Ahmed Danbaba said, it is the turn of Zone One to produce the next governor, pointing out that the zone has such educated people for the governorship race under the party.
According to him, Kaduna North senatorial district has not benefitted from any key political position for the past seven years of the APC government in the state.
He said the senator, six members of the House of Representatives, 11 out of the 12 State Assembly members, 7 out of the 8 council Chairpersons from the Zone are all from the APC, however, none of the Governor, Deputy Governor, the two Ministers, Party Chairman, Party Secretary, Women Leader, Youth Leader or the State representative at the national APC are from the Zone One.
“We believe that our views and stands on the forthcoming party primary election of our great party should be listened to and respected. In particular, as it affects the choice of a predecessor to our leader, Mallam El-Eufai.
“It is known to everyone that our zone is the strongest for the APC in the State, our consistent performance are undoubtedly outstanding in all previous elections of 2015 and 2019 and the recent local government elections,” he said.
The group further added that they need a competent candidate, team player and indeed familiar with the policies and development agenda of the current administration of Governor El-Eufai.