In a closely contested election, Tabara Kato secures victory as the newly elected National President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, garnering 342 votes against the sole contender, Samuel Achie, who secured 299 votes.
The electoral process, overseen by committee leader Andrew Yakubu, extended into the early hours of Sunday with the participation of over 600 delegates nationwide.
Kato, expressing gratitude after his inauguration, affirmed his commitment to justifying the confidence placed in him by working towards the unity and progress of the Southern Kaduna people.
Kato emphasized the paramount importance of unity among the people, pledging to collaborate with his team to rectify past mistakes and steer Southern Kaduna towards a future marked by peace and progress.
The new leader is resolute in his determination to reposition SOKAPU, addressing critical issues that impact Southern Kaduna comprehensively.
Samuel Achie, acknowledging the satisfactory electoral process, commended the orderly conduct of delegates from across the country.
He expressed his willingness to collaborate with the new president and his team to elevate Southern Kaduna to greater heights.
The News Agency of Nigeria highlights that SOKAPU serves as the socio-cultural umbrella body for all 67 ethnic nationalities in Southern Kaduna, spanning 12 of the state’s 23 Local Government Areas.
As Tabara Kato assumes leadership, expectations are high for positive transformations in the region.