Comrade Asake Emerges Labour Party Governorship Candidate in Kaduna State
Comrade Jonathan Asake and Bashir Idris Aliyu have emerged the gubernatorial candidate and running mate, respectively, of the Labour Party (LP) in Kaduna State for the 2023 general elections.
In a substitution primary election that took place in Kaduna on Tuesday, 9th-August-2022. The other governorship aspirant, Shunom Adiga, stepped down for
Delegates from the 23 local government areas of the State unanimously endorsed Asake.
While accepting to fly the party’s flag in the governorship election, Asake noted that the stepping down of the contestant was “an indication of their desire to form a government of unity, a government of stepping down of personal interest for the interest of the general public.”
He stressed that what was needed was men and women of courageous character that would put their interests below the general interest of the State and the country.
He added, “If we have that, we will have good governance and unity among the people. Nobody will be talking about marginalization of tribe, religion, section or region.
“When leaders come on board and don’t have what to offer, they only come to pursue their individual interests, then, they begin to hide under the cover of religion, tribe or section or region, that is what we don’t want because we want leaders that will come and ensure inclusiveness in governance, show justice to everybody, fairness to everybody and when a leader does that, there will be no problem in the State or country.”
The Labour party governorship candidate observed that Kaduna State had experienced a lot of destruction of lives and properties, saying that the State needed a leader with courage.