A Kaduna-based politician, Jonathan Asake, has resigned as the President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union to join the governorship race in the state.
The former House of Representatives member on Tuesday joined the Kaduna State governorship race under the Labour Party platform to contest the seat in the 2023 election and succeed Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
He said, “What you’ve been hearing is now confirmed that I have answered a clarion call by people and by the larger people of Kaduna State that I should contest the governorship election come 2023.
“I have answered this call having observed what has gone on for a very long time within my period as SOKAPU President, and I have seen the way insecurity has taken over the entire State, criminals freely crossing our borders and come into our State and killed, destroyed our farmlands and get away with it, and I feel leadership can fixed those things.
“Since there is an opportunity for me to offer myself to render leadership in this category and by our constitutional provision, I know the essence of government is security, well-being, and welfare of the people.”
According to him, he is ready to work hard and showcase himself to the people of the state and also ready to give an inclusive leadership that will entrench fair play, justice, and equity to the entire people if elected.
“When we’ve leadership that entrenches fair play, justice, and equity, it won’t matter where you come from, it won’t matter your religious affiliation or the region you come from all that will matter is quality leadership and coming from SOKAPU as their leader I want to extend that kind of leadership style to the entire State.”
Meanwhile, Asake’s vice, Dio Maisamari, has stepped in as the new SOKAPU president.