ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Jonathan Asake, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Kaduna, says he will not drop out of Saturday’s gubernatorial election for any candidate.
Mr Asake said this while addressing the journalists in Kafanchan, the headquarters of the Jema’a council area.
According to him, the allegation that he collected N100 million from Uba Sani, APC candidate and Governor Nasir El-Rufai, to hurt PDP’s chances in Saturday’s election is unfounded.
“They are poisoning people’s minds that I am being sponsored by Uba Sani so that the votes of Southern Kaduna will be split and Uba Sani will win.
“None of the leaders of the PDP could face me and ask for a roundtable. Instead, they resorted to using proxies to get me to step down,” Mr. Asake explained.
The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate challenged the PDP or anyone with evidence that he collected N100 million from Messrs Sani and El-Rufai to make it public.
Mr. Asake also stated that as one of the biggest critics of the APC-led government in Kaduna, he could not go into any political deal with the APC governorship candidate and the incumbent Governor.
“They want to convince the electorate that a vote for the Labour Party is a vote for the APC. All these, of course, are lies. I have never and will never sit with Uba Sani and Nasir El-Rufai for any kind of political deal,” Mr Asake vowed.
The Labour Party flag bearer added: “I challenge anyone to come up with a shred of evidence that we ever met not to talk of collecting money from them.”
Mr. Asake promised to provide effective and exemplary leadership for the people of Kaduna if elected on Saturday.