Felix Hyat, PDP chairman in Kaduna, has urged other political parties in the state to close rank with PDP ahead of the governorship and state parliamentary elections to defeat the APC.
“I want to call on other parties that participated in the last election to join hands with the PDP for the sake of Kaduna state and its people. I assure them all that PDP is open to them all for the sake of Kaduna state and its well-being,” he said.
Mr Hyet made the call during a news conference at the party’s secretariat in Kawo, Kaduna.
The chairman, who commended the party faithful for the overwhelming support during the presidential and National Assembly elections, urged for a demonstration of the same spirit on March 11.
“I am happy and proud that the effort and confidence of the people were demonstrated. PDP clinched all three senatorial seats and 10 out of 16 federal constituencies of our state. We do not take this demonstration of love and commitment for granted,” stated the PDP chair in Kaduna.
Mr Hyet added, “As we approach March 11 to elect our governors and House of Assembly members, I want to appeal to the good people of Kaduna State to come out in their number and say goodbye to the retrogressive regime we have suffered in the past eight years and confine it to the dustbin of history.”
Mr Hyet urged party members not to allow the outcome of the presidential election, which is unacceptable because it did not meet the electoral requirement of any modern democracy, to discourage them.
“We will support the presidential candidate and the leadership of the party at the highest level in any decision it will take to challenge this rape of democracy,” stated the PDP chief.
He regretted that the ‘your vote must count’ mantra of INEC was not demonstrated, adding, “this is (a) shame.”
“We, therefore, call on all lovers of democracy to rise to the challenge, to ensure that justice, equity and fairness are done,” Mr Hyet stressed.