Kaduna State All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) for the 2019 general elections, Dr. Polycarp Gankon on Sunday, hosted stakeholders at his campaign office, where they assured him of support.
Speaker after speaker, harped on the need for campaign to begin in earnest, while pledging to pledging to give in their all to ensure he emerges governor.
They said that the present circumstances in the state provide a good opportunity to claim the victory at the polls.
In his remarks, Reverend Emmanuel Nwagba said that everyone in Kaduna is tired of Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai.
“Everybody is tired of el-Rufai because he will do evil and do it to your face. The option they were thinking is PDP. But let me tell you here today that it is not well with PDP. If it is not well with PDP, will they go back to APC?,” he asked with the gathering echoing ‘APGA’.
“In 2015 I worked actively for Jonathan, but for the guber, I worked for APGA. After 2015, I have not seen him till recently. I have told Southern Kaduna People that let’s bring out somebody to replace Yakowa who was lost.
” I told them that we can support someone with ideology. The problem in Nigeria is not that we don’t have good people, but people prefer to look into the pocket than the head. If he is not the next governor, we have ourselves to blame,” he said.
Dr. Gankon thanked the stakeholders for the bitter truth they voiced out during the meeting.
“I like those criticisms. Those are the things that make us better people,” he said.
Speaking further, he said that the team should be focused towards achieving the set goal of making APGA win the 2019 polls in Kaduna.
Fielding questions from newsmen after the meeting, he said that it was just an interactive session, but the flag off will be held at the weekend.
He expressed confidence that he would win the guber polls.
“I am an optimist and if in 2015 we came as a green horn and clinched the third position, we have learnt better and are ready to win the polls,” he said.
He described the two major parties as rebranded and a rotation of actors between one another, but APGA is unique.
“I pray to God that if I am not going to do good to Kaduna State, he should not give me victory. I have a one-point agenda,’Agriculture’ which can break grounds in Kaduna State. Every other sector will fit in. Is is it insecurity, education, health, with a vibrant agricultural sector, every other thing is taken care of,” he said.
The stakeholders present at the meeting included youth and women groups, professional associations and religious leaders.