Noah Ebije, Kaduna
National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, yesterday disclosed that the outcome of Kaduna State local government elections will go a long way to determine the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El-Rufai.
To this end, Oyegun called on the party faithful and supporters to work harder and ensure that the party defeats the opposition parties in all the 23 local government areas.
Oyegun spoke in Kaduna at the official flag – off of campaigns for the local government elections slated for next saturday.
Earlier, Governor El-rufai reminded the people that, “the Kaduna local government elections is going to be done with electronic voting, the first in this part of the world and I decided that the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie Oyegun is going to be part of this event, so that when history is written of the first electronic voting in this country, they will say Oyegun was there”.
Oyegun said, “I heard you talk about Buhari and Nigeria, this election is the first one enroute to February 2019. What you do in this local government elections will determine what is going to happen in February 2019, my appeal to you is that if you are working before, work harder because this elections must be won.
“The governor made promises during the campaign to be the governor of this state, he listed five pillars, which he rolled out to make Kaduna greater again tagged the, “Restoration programme”, he promised to invest in education, healthcare and social welfare.
“The fate of the local government elections will depend on whether you have approved of his performance.
“He also promised to institute a governance programme that is hinged on competence and responsive civil service with zero tolerance for corruption. If all of you agree that he has done well, I agree as the national chairman that he has indeed done well.
“He also promised to rebuild, maintain the decaying infrastructure, and he also promised to promote agriculture, land reforms, and food security. This man is coming from Abuja and he has shown what he can do build a functioning model city.”