By Swansy, Kaduna
The news of the appointment of Hon. Barr Sunday Marshall Katung as running mate to Rt. Hon. Isa Ashiru, the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) candidate in the forthcoming general elections was received with great excitement by the electorates.
It would be recalled that Rt. Hon. Isa Ashiru was elected by the party delegates in the just concluded primary elections to flag the party’s ticket in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Kaduna state.
In a press conference addressed by the Southern Kaduna Youth for Progress and Development (SKYPAD), the group commended the nomination of Hon. Barr Sunday Marshall as running mate, adding that the decision to nominate him was painstaking, but worth deciding upon.
The body congratulated Hon. Ashiru on his emergence as the party flag bearer in the forthcoming general elections and applauded the nomination of Hon. Barr Sunday Marshall as his running mate.
The press statement read in part; “The nomination of Hon. Katung as the running mate is without doubt the winning team considering his popularity, pedigree and vast experience in administration and politics, having spent years in Nigerian’s financial sector and public service as commissioner under the regime of late Sir Patrick Yakowa and Dr Mukhtar Ramalan Yero.”
The press statement further acknowledged the reform the nominee initiated while he was the Finance Commissioner which brought about increase in the state Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
The press statement further read; “It can also be recalled that Hon. Barr Marshall is the present member representing Zangon Kataf and Jaba Federal Constituency at the green chamber. It was revealed that he has an excellent record of sterling performance and quality service delivery, a testimony affirmed by a source who is a resident in the constituency.”
Part of the press which reads: “Hon. Katung is also known to us as a team player, who is youth friendly and a grassroots politician. He is indeed a detribalised Nigerian, an embodiment of humility, a visionary, focused, charismatic and purposeful leader whose choice is an indication of the kind of quality leadership to expect when he becomes the deputy governor by the grace of God and when the government of Hon. Ashiru assumes office come May 29, 2019.”
The youths who have thrown their weight behind the candidature of the duo ensured them of their unalloyed support to ensure victory for the party at the polls. They, therefore called on all the electorates in Kaduna to see this as a rare opportunity to do the needful.
The president of the association Comrade Danjuma Bello Sarki, expressed delight in the development as he urges the electorates, most especially the youths to rise up to the demand in canvassing votes for the PDP.