The immediate past Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, has warned the state government and its top-ranking officials to stop denying civil servants their right to vote or associate with candidates of their choice in next year’s election. He also told the electorates to vote wisely.
Inuwa was speaking on Sunday in Danmusa, his hometown when he picked his PDP membership card, a week after he announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, along with his teaming supporters cut across 627 political groups.
He urged residents to vote for the PDP for them to get out of the current artificial hardship, telling them not to be intimidated by any threat by anyone in the 2023 general elections.
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He believed that the recent political development in Kaduna State and Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State signifies the end of the APC era in the country where blind followers were seen looking for trouble which will surely contribute to their defeat comes 2023.
Inuwa, however, encouraged the electorates not to reject any money offered by politicians or any aspirant during the general elections, urging them to vote for the best candidates that will build their future and that of their children as well as the general well-being of the citizens.
“This gathering is important and historic in the history of Katsina State and Nigeria at large.
“I want to thank the good people of Katsina State, particularly that of Danmusa Local Government Area for their continuous support and cooperation to me since before now.
“I pray that God will continue to assist us in the struggle and effort to better the lives of Katsina people and their yet unborn generation.
“I am soliciting you and Nigerians, in general, to register with the PDP and garner more support for the party to win the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
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“Successful people don’t fight. You all saw what happened in Kaduna and Jibia which signify the end of the APC era. This was because they were just looking for trouble, hence they will surely be defeated.
“We are all after people’s progress. We don’t do things that will jeopardise the lives of our people.
“You all know what’s happening currently in Danmusa and Katsina including the country as a whole. So, we must stand firm and assume that we are all candidates.
“If any politician or any candidate offers you money to vote for him or his party, don’t reject the money, collect it but vote wisely and vote for the best candidates that will build your future and that of your children.
“Vote for the PDP to get out of the current hardship. Don’t be intimidated with any threat from anyone else. So, government and its top ranking officials should not intimidate or threaten civil servants of their rights to vote or associate with any candidate he or she wishes to vote because the constitution allows for that”, he noted.
Channels Television reported that the immediate past Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, and his teaming supporters on Sunday last week defected from the APC to the PDP.
Inuwa, who is the longest-serving Secretary to the Katsina State Government, announced his defection at his campaign office in the state capital after meeting with thousands of his supporters cut across 627 political groups and associations.
Shortly after his announcement, supporters were seen chanting solidarity songs, removing all APC banners and flags hitherto erected in and outside the campaign premises.
His defection, he said, may not be unconnected with the fact that both the ruling APC in the state and its governorship candidate are not interested in his support and contribution from the look of things.
Inuwa recalled that the state APC governorship candidate also rejected the person he was hitherto advised to pick as running mate simply because the man supported him during the governorship primaries.
He, however, expressed concern about the leadership style of the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari, amidst the deteriorating security situation, collapse in the education sector, and youth unemployment among other challenges bedeviling the state