A former Governor of Kaduna State and Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi on Tuesday, said that the agitations by the Southern Kaduna Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), new faces demanding 65 percent inclusion into the Rt Hon Isa Ashiru’s campaign structure is genuine.
Makarfi stated this shortly after a closed-door meeting with the group at his official residence in Kaduna.
According to him, the agitations are also politically healthy and legitimate expectations.
“I am one of the elder statements of the party, I would facilitate a meeting with your representatives and the gubernatorial candidate so that your grievances will be addressed now and in the future,” Makarfi added.
He further said,”It was normal for people to have grievances and demands. I will say such are the kinds of expectations we want to see and hear from the PDP government come 2023.
The PDP chieftain however, charged the youths to go and join forces with everybody to ensure that they brought a positive change in the State and in the country.
While commending the youths for their maturity, he urged them to support the party, campaign and create a structure to protect their votes.
The Leader of the group, Hon Tanko Rossi Sabo, said the essence of the meeting was to present a 7-point agenda to the former Governor of the State that would ensure the Youths are deeply involved.
He noted that the years of youths exclusion in governance has hit red bricks, adding that the youths must be carried along in all levels from the campaign structure to when government is formed.