Afenifere fo­rum urges fair­ness in Nasarawa PDP

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Abubakar Ibrahim

A Yoruba speak­ing group in Nasarawa State, the Afenifere Fo­rum, has urged the PDP to be fair to all its gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rants.

The group which backs the as­pi­ra­tion of Dr. Yusuf Mo­hammed Agabi said its de­ci­sion was based on the achieve­ments recorded by the as­pi­rant in the area of ed­u­ca­tion, sport de­vel­op­ment and trans­for­ma­tion of lives of the aver­age Nasarawa res­i­dent.

Chair­man of the group, Mr. Ma­jeed Alak­ija, who led hun­dreds of other mem­bers on a sol­i­dar­ity visit to the as­pi­rant at the state PDP sec­re­tariat in Lafia, urged of­fi­cials of the party to pro­vide a level play­ing ground for all as­pi­rants in the race.

Alak­ija said: “We want to tell the world that mem­bers of the Afenifere group in Nasarawa State are in sup­port of the gov­er­nor­ship am­bi­tion of Dr, Agabi and we will use our over 170, 000 mem­ber­ship strength in the state to help in putting the PDP back to power in the state as long as the Yorubas in Nasarawa are all in PDP. This is ev­i­dent in the re­fusal of the Nasarawa Yorubas to pay a sol­i­dar­ity visit to the five APC gov­er­nors from the south-west when they vis­ited their Nasarawa State coun­ter­part, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura some­time, last year.”

The PDP gov­er­nor­ship as­pi­rant, Dr. Agabi, who was rep­re­sented by his po­lit­i­cal aid, Al­haji Wakil Hudu Mukaila, com­mended the Afenifere’s ef­forts at en­sur­ing that PDP re­claims Nasarawa in 2015, adding that with their sup­port, PDP would emerge vic­to­ri­ous.

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