Niger 2019 governorship: Non-indigenes back Nasko

By Ummi Ismaeel,


Some non-indigenes resident in parts of Niger State have endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, for the state governorship seat.

  The non-indigenes on the platform of Inter Community Relations Committee (ICRC), led by Chief Ogunsola Ajayi, visited the PDP flag bearer, Umar Nasko, at his residence in Minna where they also declared their support for him ahead of the next year’s governorship election.

  Ajayi who led other executive members on the visit told Nasko that they were not only elated at his emergence as the candidate of the PDP, pledged to work together towards achieving success.

  “We are happy that you emerged victorious at the party's recently concluded gubernatorial primaries in Niger state and we pledge our total support and readiness to work assiduously with you for the success of the party in the 2019 general election”.

 Ogunsola Ajayi also assured that members of association strongly believed that their interests and that of other non-natives across Niger state would be better served and protected with Mohammed Umar Nasko as governor.

  Responding, Nasko said: “I assure you to carry you people along when I become governor. We will abolish the indigenes and non-indigenes dichotomy by ensuring equal treatment to all. All policies that have hindered your stay in this state will be removed”.

According to Nasko, “We will give the same education opportunities to every child in public schools and the issue of discriminatory school fees being paid will be looked into to remove such wrong policy that has caused more divisions among all of us in Niger state”.

  The PDP flag bearer also used the opportunity to express sadness over campaign of calumny deployed by the ruling party to destroy opponents and therefore called on politicians and their supporters with such traits to stop forthwith.

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