Kaduna LP candidate denies rumor of working for APC

The Labor Party’s gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna State, Hon. Jonathan Asake, has described as “mischievous” the rumor circulating that he is working for the Congress of All Progressives to win the next election in the state.

The gubernatorial candidate pointed out that there was no truth in the accusation that he was in the race to sink the possibilities of the Peoples’ Democratic Party in the state.

Asake, who was the national chairman of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, added that his aspiration should not be taken as a mere joke, maintaining that he was optimistic of being the next occupant of Sir Kashim Ibrahim’s Government House, Kaduna.

A statement by media aide to gubernatorial hopeful James Swam in Kaduna on Wednesday quoted his director as saying this when he met SOKAPU’s political committee panel on the Tuesday ahead of the 2023 election.

Asake said that if he were elected governor, he would defend the people of the state with all his might, adding that he would lead an inclusive administration “where appointments, jobs and economic opportunities are shared based on equity and justice.”

He added: “My aspiration to be governor is not a joke. I am a serious contender for the throne. I want to be the governor. When I am governor I will rise up and defend the people of the state with all my might.

“I heard the strange rumor that I just want to block the PDP so that the APC wins. But that’s not true. If the PPD really believed the area is theirs, why haven’t they zoned the party’s gubernatorial ballot for the area since 1999?

“Now that the LP has gently divided up the governor’s office in the southern senatorial area, the PDP has suddenly gotten nervous and is spreading disinformation.

“But I am not intimidated by this prank. I am focused on winning and by the grace of God I will become the next Governor of Kaduna State.”

the punch reported that Asake had said that he officially resigned to join the gubernatorial race to answer the clarion call from most people to run for the governorship in 2023.

“What you have been hearing now confirms that I have responded to a call to action from the people and the biggest people in Kaduna State that I should run for governor in 2023,” he said.

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