Ahead of the 2023 general elections, former governor of Kaduna state, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi, has urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to unite and chase out bad governance brought by the All Progressives Congress.
Speaking when he accompanied the Kaduna state PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Isah Ashiru, to a meeting with Christian clergymen under the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), the Muslim Ummah and the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), the former Caretaker Chairman of PDP, said any party that does not respect Nigerian diversities particularly religious differences must not be allowed to rule the country or state.
Sen. Makarfi, while canvassing support for the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Ashiru, urged electorates not to allow themselves to be deceived under the guise of religion to make a wrong choice.
He said, “You will never find Ashiru lacking in terms of equity and fairness, hence he deserves our support to reposition the state from it’s present polarized state. There is so much frustration in the land, so we must get it right on the first ballot, deceit was used in the past but cannot work again in 2023 but opposition must come together to chase out bad government.
“APC strategy is to divide people on various grounds and now religion is being used but we must not fall for it because in a divided society you need to bring people together.”
He tasked the guber hopeful when he get elected on the restoration of teaching of religious studies in schools for the purpose of restoring morality and proper upbringing of children.
Makarfi reminded Christian and Muslims alike on all the efforts he put in place while in office as PDP governor to unify the citizens of the state on all fronts, but alleged that “the state has never been polarised on religious grounds like it is today.”