The People Democratic Party (PDP) Zone 3 Councillors Forum, Thursday, in Kaduna, declared support for the Zone’s Senatorial Candidate, Hon. Sunday Marshal Katung. Adding that they believe in his capacity to represent Kaduna South Senatorial district adequately.
The group made the declaration in a press statement signed by the Chairman of the forum, Hon. Obed Danjuma Gankon and the Secretary, Hon. Zechariah Gullah Achi.
“Our zone has been disadvantaged for a long time, hence our resolve to support the candidature of Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung,” the group said.
“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 capacity to influence and attract development to the zone and we are in dire need of someone that can unite the people.”
The group further stated, “Make no mistake, the task ahead is indeed, daunting, but surmountable. A better Southern Kaduna is possible and we cannot afford to experiment at this time. We need a visionary Senator that will set the agenda and make the zone better, we need a senator that would pull all our elected representatives together in unity for the general good of our people. We need a stabilizer in Southern Kaduna, someone who can wash away the anguish of our people after years of hopelessness and despair, someone who can rekindle the hope of our IDPs, students, farmers and our ravaged communities. We need someone who can hit the ground running from day one.
“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 a 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.
“The time to get things done is now, and we cannot afford to sit on the fence, hence our appeal to all citizens of Southern Kaduna to rally round and support the emergence of Barr. Katung as the Senator of the senatorial District in 2023. Let us join forces and take our zone away from the constant tears to prosperity, from anguish to peace, from ruin to development, from despair to hope, the area that people run to, and not away from.
“As elected Councillors of our great party, we are restating our commitment, loyalty and readiness to work for the success of PDP; for the success of Atiku Abubakar as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, for the success of Alh. Isa Mohammed Ashiru as Governor of Kaduna State, for the success of Hon. Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung as Senator of our zone, and for the success of all our National9 and State House of Assembly candidates in the 2023 general elections.
“We are also pledging to mobilize our supporters, millions of our members and the general public towards the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming election.
“While we congratulate all those that emerged at the various primaries, we wish to appeal to aspirants who were not so lucky at the primaries to join hands with us to ensure the success of the party in the secondary elections. We sincerely appreciate them for deepening democratic ethos and practices within the party by participating in the elections.
“We equally charge all members, regardless of affiliation, faith, gender, and age, to work harder to deliver all our Candidates come 2023.”
The PDP Zone 3 Council Forum constitute of the whole 45 PDP Councillors currently serving in the 8 LGs of the zone but, one of them died and is yet to be replaced and has being the reason they were 44 in number.