Over 1,000 Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and Community Bases Organisation (CBOs), operating in Kaduna state on Friday paid a solidarity visit to the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Isa Ashiru.
This is just as the Presidential candidate of the PDP in last Saturday’s presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has hailed the party and the people of Kadun for producing the highest numbers of votes (649,612 votes) in the entire northern States.
Atiku lost in his bid to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in last Saturday’s polls, which has been adjudged as controversial.
Speaking during the occasion thronged by leaders of the groups at Arewa House Kaduna, the Director of NGOs, Kaduna State 2019 PDP Campaign Organisation, Dr. Abdulraman Usman, said that the gathering was at the instance of the NGOs.
Some of the leaders of the groups who spoke said that they did their best in voters’ mobilisation and that they were certain that the PDP won the election in Kaduna state, but that the votes were rigged in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Some of the groups blamed what they said was mismanagement of funds appropriated for the elections by some party officials and outright compromised by uncommitted party agents at the polling units also contributed to the defeat of the PDP.
Responding, Hon Ashiru said he was truly surprised when he heard that the groups have arranged the meeting in solidarity with him and the PDP.