The Peoples Democratic Party councillors from Southern Kaduna have lamented the incessant attacks on their communities by terrorists.
This is as the councillors resolved that the PDP Senatorial candidate of the zone in 2023, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, has the national and international network to make their zone safe.
Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, Chairman of the PDP Concillors’ Forum, Hon. Obed Danjuma Gankon, said Southern Kaduna, just like other zones in the state, has been on the wrong side of the news, owing to the criminal activities of terrorists.
“These terrorists have ransacked our villages, rape our Women, killed and kidnapped our brethren, including children. They have destroyed our communities, leaving our citizens homeless,” he said.
Gankon, who was together with all the 44 PDP councillors and other stakeholders from the Kaduna South Senatorial District, said they believe in the capacity of Katung to adequately represent their zone.
“We are throwing our weight behind the decision of our party members. We declare our solidarity and vote of confidence on the decision of the delegates and to the elected candidates. We accept the decision of the delegates as the will of God and therefore appeal to members of our party to remain united and ensure the party’s victory in all elective positions in the forthcoming general elections.
“We believe in the capacity of Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung to represent Kaduna South Senatorial district adequately.
“We need not remind you that Southern Kaduna, just like other zones in Kaduna State, has been on the wrong side of the news, owing to the criminal activities of terrorists. These terrorists have ransacked our villages, rape our Women, killed and kidnapped our brethren, including children.
“They have destroyed our communities, leaving our citizens homeless. With impunity, these terrorists have continued to carry out attacks on our communities unchallenged. Apart of insecurity, our zone is also suffering from infrastructural decay, owing to the government’s negligence. We are suffering from lack of roads, lack of electricity, lack of healthcare system and industries.”
“Our zone has been disadvantaged for a long time, hence our resolve to support the candidature of Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung.”
“We need someone who the whole Kaduna South senatorial District and Southern Kaduna can believe in, someone who has the will and the courage to see justice prevail and ensure fairness to the citizens. We need someone who has the capacity to see beyond rhetorics, someone who has the National and International network to make our zone better, someone who can change the negative narrative of the zone for the better. We need someone with the capacity to influence and attract development to the zone and we are in dare need of someone that can unite the people.”
”In our opinion, Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung is that person who has the character, competence, capability and compassion to get things done. Katung is the most experienced, qualified and trustworthy person to stabilize the zone. We believe, Katung has the capacity to collaborate with government at all levels to address the constant attacks and killing of our people by these criminal terrorists.”