The Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU) youths wing has revealed where the over 1 million votes of the people of the area will be channeled to in the 2023 general elections.
The youths also revealed the kind of politicians that deserve the votes of the Southern Kaduna People, an area ravaged with massive attacks and destruction that is worth billions of naira.
To heal the wounds, the Southern Kaduna youths have called on President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government and the Kaduna State government to as a matter of urgency, establish a development Commission in the area to assuage the sufferings of the over 2,000 displaced people and help in rebuilding over 200 homes that have been destroyed within a period of seven years by herdsmen terrorists.
A statement issued by the National Youth Leader of SOKAPU, Comrade John Isaac, said as the 2023 general elections inches closer, that they need to remind aspirants across all political parties that Southern Kaduna which has in the last seven years witnessed unprecedented number of attacks, with thousands killed and slaughtered in cold blood, properties worth billions of naira destroyed and millions displaced, is a no go region for aspirants who have no human feelings.
The youths who say they will use the over 1 million votes of the people of the area to punish politicians who have no regards for human lives and have shown little or no concern and empathy to the Southern Kaduna people, said they have observed with dismay in recent times, the pretentious attitudes and more worrisome, the unfolding loop-sidedness in the activities of some aspirants who have been going about their bid for the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Governorship in the state without making reference to the plight of the Southern Kaduna People.
“They have even refused to condemn the continuous killings nor proffering possible solutions to the acts of terrorism orchestrated by terrorist militia across Southern Kaduna. While we appreciate the generosity of some of the aspirants towards ameliorating the living conditions of displaced persons in the state, we will like to call on all aspirants across all political parties to emulate the kind gestures of those whom have extended support to the people of Southern Kaduna and Kaduna state at large,” the youths said.
“We also want to categorically emphasise that more needs to be done in the areas of rehabilitation and reconstruction of sacked communities in Southern Kaduna as the Southern People are passing through untold hardship.
“We want to again call on the President Muhammadu Buhari Led Federal Government to as a Matter of urgency establish a Southern Kaduna Development Commission (SKDC) to be saddled with the responsibility of Reconstructing Rehabilitating and Resettlement of the over two Million (2,000,000) displaced Person across Southern Kaduna, the reconstruction of the nearly Two Hundred (200) communities, including Schools, Hospitals, and Markets destroyed by killer terrorist herdsmen.
“It is important to mention here that the killings and destruction of lives, and properties and the displacement of communities taking place in Southern Kaduna by terrorists herdsmen is of similar proportion to the Boko Haram ravaged North Eastern part of Nigeria.
“Therefore, a Southern Kaduna Development Commission is of paramount importance and should be supported by every well-meaning and peace loving Nigerians,” the youth added.