Thousands of indigenes and supporters of the Labour Party (LP) in Southern Kaduna have thrown their weight behind the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and the party governorship candidate in the state, Jonathan Asake.
They also promised to give them block votes in the 2023 general elections to the duo, even as they described Mr. Obi as the best candidate for the presidential seat. According to them, the former Anambra State governor has the capacity to rescue the country from its security and socio-economic challenges
At a sensitisation rally and meeting held in Kafanchan the headquarters of Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Saturday, the stakeholders vowed not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as they have done in the past 23 years.
They accused the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, of never showing empathy to them despite the series of attacks in the area.
According to Asake, who is the former President of Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, the endorsement is a loud statement of the mood of the people in Southern Kaduna who are yearning for a more responsive, empathic, and humane leadership that will tackle challenges facing the zone and Kaduna in general.
The group has also embarked on a door-to-door campaign to mobilise voters for the party with determination to pass their verdict on the type of government and representatives they expect to see at the helm of affairs from 29 May 2023.