2019: Kaduna Central youth group wants consensus candidate for Senate
A political pressure group Badarawa APC Youth for Peace Forum has said that the Senatorial seat for Kaduna Central should be based on the consensus candidate to be adopted by the majority of stakeholders in the Zone.
Executive Director of the group, Alhaji Yakubun Rabosky, while speaking to Politics Today in Kaduna noted that the kind of tension that followed the last Local Governments primaries of the APC should be an eye-opener to all lovers of peace and justice in the current democratic system. He lamented the way the just-concluded APC primaries led to open protests and claims that no primaries held in many parts of the State. He however expressed joy over the news making the rounds, the state government has offered to intervene in the loud cries of injustice, to evolve a lasting solution to the growing complaints.
Yakubu also stressed that the people of Badarawa, especially the youth, have been enlightened about the dangers of moneybags politics, ahead of the 2019 general elections. He added that “the era of politicians who promise heaven on earth for the electorate is over. Our eyes are all open now, no one can deceive us with sweet tongue any more”.
The Director said in the coming weeks and months, they will mount vigorous media campaign of enlightenment on the candidate Kaduna Central requires to represent them at the Senate without bias and “in the spirit of the fight against moneybag politics and politicians with deceptive approach, who would likely disappear soon after their inauguration into office as Senators”.
He then concluded that 2019 will be the true moment of change, “when moneybags, liars and candidates well-known for making fake promises will be taught the real power of voters”.
The group also commended President Buhari for his stand on tenure elongation of the party leadership, adding that “as a principled man, the President won’t condone any backdoor dealings that could undermine the APC’s chances in 2019”.
The group also called on the national leadership of the APC to ensure that the party’s National Convention scheduled for May the 12th, provides “a good opportunity for fairness, equity and justice, to assuage the anger and frustration of its members, especially at the State levels”.
The group also called on the aggrieved members of the party that have formed opposition groups to embrace dialogue and reconciliation, so that party members from Kaduna would go to the National Convention as one united family and never as political rivals turning democratic rivalry into personal hatrade.