…Says I am not a Green Horn in PDP Affairs

From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

A 36-year old chairmanship Aspirant of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Kaduna State, Mr. Edward John Auta has vowed to to return the party to power in the State come 2027 if elected in the forthcoming election of officials of the party.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday on his aspiration to run for the PDP chairmanship in the State, Auta said he is not a green horn in the affairs of the party, adding that he has the capacity to resolve challenges faced by the party and reposition it for the betterment of the people.

He noted that the people of the State have allegedly suffered from bad governance during the previous administration, saying that better days are ahead if PDP takes over power by next general elections.

The aspirant said he is at advantage in the contest over his rivals because age is on his side and, “I have no enemy to fight in taking PDP to a greater heights”.

According to him, “I am in this contest because I have the capacity to deliver and I understand the problems bedeviling PDP in Kaduna State. I know that if given the opportunity I will unseat clueless and inept government of governor Uba Sani in 2027. This is why I am in the race. And I hope the leadership of PDP and the generality of our party will look at my capacity, look at my experience and the love I have for our party and most importantly the love I have for the people of Kaduna State and give me the support so that together we can return our party to power in 2027. I believe that I am the right person to be the chairman of PDP in Kaduna State because I have no enemy to fight. I belong to nobody, but I belong to everybody

“It will interest you to know that I have been part and parcel of campaign organisation of the PDP; in 2019 I was a member of the campaign management committee of Isah Mohammed Ashiru during the primary and I was also a member of the PDP campaign organisation in the State. In the last election that was held I was the Director Media Relations of the Isah Mohammed Ashiru campaign Consultative Committee in the State. After the primary I was the Director media committee for the campaign organisation. So I am not a green horn in PDP. Though I am young, but I have contributed immensely to PDP and I am still contributing.

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“As I speak with you I am the Special Adviser Media and public affairs to the current chairman of PDP in the State, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyet. So if I say I know the issue within and outside PDP, I am speaking with authority because I have been in that corridor for many years now. After many years in an organisation I think it is enough for one to gun for any top management position in that organisation. I have always said that although I am a youth, it is not my motivation to run for this position.

“From 2016 to 2023, Kaduna State went through one of the worst thing in history in the hands of the administration of the former governor of the State, Nasir El-rufai. Some of us have to join forces with the People’s Democratic Party PDP to salvage Kaduna State from the very difficult situation the people found themselves.

“In 2019 and 2023, PDP tried to reclaim its mandate but unfortunately, some unscrupulous persons in conjunction with the electoral umpire rocked the boat. Ten months after the swearing in of the current administration in Kaduna State and Nigeria under APC , you will all agree with me that governance especially in Kaduna State has been in coma.

“The people of Kaduna State are at the receiving end of bad governance. The need those who hold this government to account on their behalf. There is dire need for the major opposition to have a change of guard because of bad governance by the ruling party. Fortunately the PDP announced after its last NEC meeting and also released timetables for Congresses, from wards to State levels. And Kaduna State happened to be one those few States that are going to have change of guard.

“Because of this opportunity those who love PDP decided to present themselves for the party leadership to have a formidable team to hold the ruling party to accountability. I am one such persons that love PDP and I understand the challenges in the State and challenges of PDP. And I have the solutions to these challenges. I am offering myself to contest for the position of the PDP State chairmanship. It is noble intention which I cannot do without the press.

“I look forward to a robust relationship with gentlemen of the press as I embark on this journey. And I want to assure you that I am not going to sit down and wait for somebody to give me the power because power is not take and give. I am leaving no stone unturned, I am going to run this race the way it should be done. And by the grace of God I will succeed”.