The National President of the Atyap Community Development Association, Mr Samuel T Achie, has said that they are not against the emergence of Hon Sunday Marshall Katung as the People Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Kaduna South Senatorial District, stating that they will work for him to emerge.
Achie said Atyap people – Isaiah Balat and Danjuma La’ah were elected Senators as a result of the support of their neighbors adding that they are not against Sunday Katung to emerge the next Senator of Kaduna South.
Speaking at a press conference, Achie congratulated all the successful aspirants on the concluded primaries of the parties at all levels.
“It is our prayer that God in His mercy will help us actualize our dreams of voting the right candidates in the general election come next year.
“I want to call on all Atyap sons and daughters to make sure we all have our PVCs to enable us to vote for the candidates of our choice from the president to the state assembly members unhindered.
“Let me say it here that the news is making the rounds in social media and other quarters that the Atyap nation is working against the candidate of the PDP Hon Sunday Marshall Katung is not true and must be regarded as fake news and unfounded.
“Atyap people have enjoyed a very cordial political relationship with all our neighbours Bajju inclusive. In particular the support we had for our son late distinguished senator Isaah Balat for one term and senator Danjuma Laah for two terms in the senate.
“In the light of the above, I want to on behalf of the entire Atyap say we are grateful for the show of love. We will not relent in maintaining this good and cordial relationship with all our neighbours.
“I also want to call on all stakeholders in this game of politics to treat with care so that we don’t make more enemies than friends when we are supposed to be united to fight a common course of Southern Kaduna liberation and economic emancipation. I plead with those making unguided statements to stop henceforth, as it will not do us good in any way,” Achie said.
“The Atyap land is above any individual and should be accorded the desired respect. I call on all atyap sons and daughters to remain resolute and united in maintaining cordial relationships with our neighbours,” Achie added.