Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and LM Party gubernatorial candidates in Kaduna state have stepped down their ambitions and have queued behind the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan, ahead of the 2019 gubernatorial polls billed for March 9th, 2019.
Speaking on behalf of the candidates at a press briefing in Kaduna on Thursday, APGA gubernatorial candidate, Hon. Polycarp Gankon, said that their decision was “in view of the need to liberate Kaduna state.”
He said that, though their party is still fielding candidates for the State House of Assembly, they are urging their supporters to file out enmass and vote-in the PDP gubernatorial candidate. “We have not decamped to PDP, but we are only supporting their candidate to win the polls to liberate the state,” he said.
He explained that they did not hold any meeting with PDP nor were financially induced, but took the decision, based on their genuine love for the state and desire to see it progress.