PDP will re­claim Kano in 2015 – Law­maker

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Haruna Gimba Yaya, Kano

A mem­ber of the Kano State House of As­sem­bly, Shuaibu Tam­bai Tokadawa, yes­ter­day re­stated their re­solve to deliver the state to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) come 2015.

Tam­bai spoke to Daily Trust yes­ter­day ahead of Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan’s visit to the state to­day, to for­mally re­ceive for­mer gover­nor of the state, Malam Ibrahim Sheka­rau who ditched the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) for PDP.

“From Tues­day’s (to­day’s) cer­e­mony we will prove to crit­ic­sthat PDP is still very strong in Kano state de­spite Gover­nor Kwankwaso’s de­fec­tion, and come 2015 we are 100 per cent sure that we will deliver the state to PDP,” he said.

Tam­bai, a for­mer ma­jor­ity whip in the state as­sem­bly who re­fused to join his col­leagues the APC said all the nec­es­sary ar­range­ments for the re­cep­tion of Sheka­rau into the party have been com­pleted .

He called on mem­bers of the party to come out en mass to wel­come the pres­i­dent to the state, urg­ing them to re­main law abid­ing dur­ing and af­ter the cer­e­mony.

The law­maker also de­bunked spec­u­la­tions that people are be­ing paid to par­tic­i­pate in the rally.

“One can­not pre­vent op­po­si­tion from mak­ing such in­sin­u­a­tions, but go­ing through the state and see­ing our party ban­ners in all cor­ners of the state will tes­tify to you that people are sup­port­ing the party will­ingly with­out be­ing given any in­cen­tives, be­cause they have since re­al­ized that APC is not a re­li­able party,” he said.

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