By Lola Seriki-Idahosa .. Tracereporters–Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Labor Party (LP) Kaduna state has said it will commence its local government area, ward-to-ward campaigns on Monday, February 6th, 2023 in all the 23 LGAs and all the wards .
The party’s governorship candidate,Hon Jonathan Asake, is expected to lead the campaigns across the 23 LGAs and political wards across the state to woo eligible voters ahead of the polls.
The Director General (DG) campaign of Labour Party’s Gubernatorial candidate, Kaduna State, Hon Tsahiru Bako, who disclosed this Friday while addressing newsmen at its secretariat said the essence of the ward-to-ward campaigns was to ascertain the needs of the electorate.
He said during the electioneering, the campaign team would interact with critical stakeholders, including traditional and religious leaders, youths and women, as well as organisations that will contribute towards the success of the exercise.
He said: Based on our campaign itinerary, we are going to campaign in all local government headquarters, all the wards of the state will be visited by the campaign council.
Hon Tsahiru Bako, however described his principal and Governorship Candidate of the State, Hon Jonathan Asake, as a direct replica of what the LP presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is to Nigeria.
He said the attributes and determination to serve and create a new Nigeria by the Labour party’s presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is what the Kaduna gubernatorial candidate is committed to do in the state, if elected.
He further announced the inauguration of its LGAs campaign flag Off, slated for Monday at Sabon gari , Zaria, Kaduna. Bako, commended the people of the state for the rousy welcome accorded the LP presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, in the state, especially at Kafanchan, in the southern part of the state, saying ” the world know, that was an outing that was unprecedented”
He pointed out that in Kaduna state, ” we are also having somebody in person of Hon Jonathan Asake, who I can say is a direct replica of what Peter Obi is at the national level; he is equally young and dynamic and the stage has shown that the leadership of the party in the state and the candidature of Jonathan Asake is something that we cannot just wave with a hand”
He further described the governorship candidate as a humble gentleman, highly educated, having attained heights in the academia and polity, making him fully prepared to serve the state, hence, his willingness to create a new Kaduna state, where fairness, equity and justice and the right leadership exists.
According to him, it is as a result of this that ” we have painfully worked so hard to come out with a campaign structure to guide us as a party to have a road map that many other parties could not be able to have” he said.
He further said, ” my chairman will testify the fact that it’s like a miracle, within a space of time that we’ve had, we are able to establish and inaugurate a campaign council and prepared and received Peter Obi; it was not a small feat for the party.
” It is as a result of that I want to let you know that we are matching forward and by the special grace of God the campaign council would inaugurate the flag off its campaigns in the state, on February 6th at Sabon Gari, Zaria, that outing I’m sure will be a replica of what had happened by the coming of Peter Obi in Kaduna state” he reiterated.
He noted further that the labour party’s structures are organic and are people at grassroot and not woods, in reaction to the several accusations by the oppositions that it does not have structures.adding that the party has been so favoured by God and Nigerians that its popularity is competing with that of the labour party in Britain.
He said, the party, today has a presidential candidate that is measured internationally to ensure we have a new Nigeria, adding that ” good thinking, will always bring, good product, We are trying to bring good product to Nigeria and good product to kaduna state, Asake and Bashir are well prepared for the job, where you see the two of them you see love” he stressed.
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