2015: Anenih Urges Kaduna PDPMembers To Unite, Drums Up SupportFor ‘Performing Governor’ Yero

Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Board of
Trustees (BoT) on Wednesday paid a visit to
Kaduna State with a mission to unite all
interests within the party.
Speaking at a meeting with key stakeholders
of the party at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim
Government House, Chairman of the BoT,
Chief Tony Anenih, said the delegation was
in the state to make peace and mend
cracked walls in the party ahead of next
year’s crucial polls.
He said “we have visited many states for the
zonal rallies singing in one song of unity,
understanding and performance. By the grace
of God we are happy that this is the first
time the party is having a sole candidate for
the presidential race. This is because of the
understanding of you and your colleagues in
other states.
“We have come to Kaduna to make peace
among ourselves to be able to accommodate
even those that are sitting on the fence, so
that at the end of the day, our load will be
very light. Even when you are chewing your
tongue, the teeth and tongue remain
The PDP BoT chairman also enjoined
members of the party to unite in support of
the state Governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero,
who he described as a ‘performing Governor’
adding that “I want to appeal to you that he
needs to succeed, he is a young man and the
sky is his limit, but he needs a solid
foundation built on unity hard work and
“I am very pleased with what I saw on arrival
this morning and also from the conduct of
the meeting. I am satisfied that all is well in
Kaduna State as I return to Abuja”.
Chief Anenih reminded members of the ruling
party of the significance of Kaduna State to
Nigeria saying “during the Centenary
celebration, a President from an African
country said when Nigeria sneezes, the rest
of Africa catches cold, when Kaduna
sneezes; Nigeria catches cold, that is the
importance of your state to Nigeria and
He, therefore, urged leaders of the party to
remain united to maintain the important
status of Kaduna in Nigeria’s political
landscape adding that “we can only maintain
that status if Kaduna is united and there
should be spirit of give and take and that of
Speaking with reporters after the meeting,
Governor Yero expressed satisfaction with its
outcome saying: “this visit is very important
to unite the party and to end the complaints
within the party and it will surely help the
success of the party.
“We are known for respect for party
leadership as has been shown by all leaders
and this is an indication that we shall remain
united in facing the next general elections”.
Also speaking, former Governor of the state
now turned Senator, Ahmed Mohammed
Makarfi, said: “We are one family and will
continue to be one family and whatever
problem we have we are able to solve them
as family and to work together to return PDP
to power at all levels.
“We all have to be our brothers’ keeper and
unity is important and we shall all continue
to remain united. We discussed important
internal party issues and we are not fighting
each other. The meeting is for us to forge
greater unity and to ensure the victory of our
party in 2015”.
The meeting was attended by top members
of the PDP in Kaduna State including former
Governor Makarfi, Senator Esther Nenadi
Usman, Speaker of the State Assembly,
Shehu Usman Tahir, Senator Caleb Zagi,
Alhaji Lawal Samaila Abdullahi Yakawada,
Engineer Bala Sani, Mr. Abokie Galadima,
Rep. Yakubu Barde, DG NEMA, Alhaji Sani
Sidi, former GMD NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu,
Mrs Charity Shekari, former PDP State
Chairman, Yau Usman Sa’in Jama’a and all
other key stakeholders of the party at State
and Local Government levels.
Anenih was accompanied to the state by
Senator Walid Jibrin, Chief Jim Nwobodo,
former Niger State Governor Abdulkadir Kure,
Erelu Olusola Obada, Senator Joy Emodi,
former Anambra Governor Peter Obi, Chief
Mike Ajaegbo and General Abdullahi Bagudu


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