PDP Will not Get 25% in Kaduna – @elrufai
Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, is confident that the Peoples Democratic Party will not get up to 25 percent of the total votes cast in the state during the 2015 general election.
El-Rufai ,who spoke with journalists at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, Monday, also said that residents of state should not expect magic from him when he is elected as governor of the state in view of the state’s huge debt profile and its dwindling revenue.
The former minister explained that apart from the 1999 elections, the PDP has never won any other election in the state, saying “As far as l am concern, the PDP has never won governorship elections in Kaduna State other than 1999. They only stole the election in 2003, 2007 and lost to CPC in 2011.”
“You can’t even popularly say you are PDP. All the PDP leaders are leaders in secret. Kaduna is an opposition state and it has always been.
“What has been happening was that the opposition parties were too weak to protect their votes, but we thank God that the merger of the three main opposition parties in the states and other groups has created a very strong APC.
“We have no doubt that in 2015, with a decent, near free and near credible election, (they don’t have to be perfectly free, they just have to be near free and near credible), l doubt if PDP will get up to 25 per cent of the total vote cast in the state. We are confident of that and we are set for the election.”
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