The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Katsina, Lado Danmarke, has promised to provide better security and good governance if he is elected in 2023, accusing Governor Aminu Masari of mismanaging state funds.
Mr Danmarke, who disclosed this on Sunday in Katsina, called on the residents to remain calm as the state would be peaceful if he was elected.
According to him, the current security challenges in Katsina are worrisome, noting that a PDP government will develop better strategies to provide security and good governance.
He said the way the present APC administration in the state was handling the security situation showed that it could not end the problem. Mr Danmarke said the previous PDP government in Katsina had greatly moved the state forward.
Mr Danmarke alleged that PDP introduced strategies to Mr Masari on tackling bandits, but he failed to adopt the measures.
“I wish to inform you that God willing, the strategies we have on the ground to end the security challenges in Katsina are going to succeed, hopefully, within our first three months in office,” he said.
According to him, the PDP is aware of the huge loans collected by Mr Masari’s administration but lamented that it had done nothing with the money.
He stated that repayment of most of the loans collected by the government would not commence until after 2023 while expressing pity for the next administration.
Mr Danmarke stressed that there were many ways of generating revenue instead of amassing loans. He called on aggrieved APC in Katsina, unhappy with the outcome of the ruling party’s primary elections, to defect to PDP and support his gubernatorial ambition.
The PDP candidate pledged to carry them along if he succeeded in the 2023 governorship poll.