BY ISRAEL BULUS, KADUNA
An aspirant in the forth coming Local Government elections in Kaura LG Area of Kaduna State, Under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Nehemiah Aso Sunday, has promised residents of the council a new lease of life if he emerges.
Aso, who spoke to LEADERSHIP yesterday in Kafanchan promised to address the lingering problem of poverty, unemployment, Security and educational backwardness of his people.
The business Man said he was the right person to Kaura local government into the Promised Land, and reiterated readiness to bring to bear exemplary leadership and ensure that democratic governance prevailed.
The Chairmanship hopeful who rained encomiums about the dynamism in the administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai which has ilicited monumental Achievements in all sectors, pledged to support people oriented policies that will boost economic growth.
He expressed displeasure over poverty, unemployment, educational backwardness and total neglect which, according to him, is the handiwork of lack of purposeful leadership that needed to be corrected.
He said that as the best man for the job, he would offer strategic leadership which would set his local government on track and also lift it to a higher level of advancement.
Aso further promised to make youth empowerment and general well being of the people his priority, if elected.
He said: “Our quest is for a greater Kaura and it is our hope that there will be transparency and the will of the people will always be allowed to prevail.
“But I advise other contenders, particularly those from the opposition parties, to desist from Do- or- Die politics. Rather, they must respect the collective will of the masses.
“The days when elective positions were meant for personal gains are over. Election is now based largely on who the people want and who can render service and stewardship.
“It is no longer about parties, but personalities involved, and if elected, I will ensure that the high poverty index, youth unemployment and other social ills in the society become a thing of the past.
“I will operate an open door policy where all, regardless of party affiliations, will have access to the Chairman, unlike what is being experienced now.’’Aso maintained.