**Our achievements campaigned for us*
**PDP never campaigned, thought El- Rufai was going to write results*
By Lola Seriki- Idahosa, Kaduna, North West, Nigeria
Following the controversy that trailed the victory of All Progressives Congress , (APC) in Kagarko Local Government Area, the Member Representing Kagarko Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Information and Home Affairs, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Nuhu Goro Shadalafia explained reasons APC won Kagarko local government area without stress.
In an interview with Trace Reporter, Hon.Shadalafiya said that the opposition party never campaigned in the area and never knew that election would be conducted.
He also pointed out that the achievements of the present government was a strong factory the electorate considered when they voted .
According to him, one of the major reasons APC won Kagarko Local Government Area was due to Gov. El- Rufai’s physical development projects in the LGA.
“PDP were nowhere to be found during the campaigns, I also expected the LG election to be a pay back for the good work by APC within the three years in office, our projects are also speaking for us” He said.
“The election is also a clear evidence of compensation for good work and extensive projects execution in Kagarko within just 3 years of APC’s leadership in Kaduna.
Shadalafiya said it is obvious that the main opposition party ,People’s Democratic Party,(PDP) was not prepared for the local government election because they never believed that Governor Nasir El-Rufai will allow a free and fair election .
” PDP was used to rigging and manipulation of results and so they were caught “napping” .
” APC believed that the ruling party APC was going to adopt the same rigging system that characterised the PDP administration ,when they held sway .
“But we surprised them and demonstrated that we not only a progressive party ,but also committed to instituting a sustainable electoral process , devoid of rigging and manipulations . And this is what we proved to Kaduna citizens and electorate during the local government election .”
Speaking on the Kagarko local government election , Shadalafiya who maintained that APC won the election simply because performance and quality service delivery stated, ” If the APC and Governor Nasir El-Rufai led administration between June 2105 and December 2017 raked 5,727,896 ,789,91 billion Naira into Kagarko local government area .”
While noting that the figure is just for contracts awarded in the areas education, health, water and sanitation as well as road infrastructure ,he gave assurance that more of such projects would be carried out by the state government .
“For your information , the contracts awarded from 2015 to 2017 focused on investment in education ,health and road infrastructure with the aim of achieving social indicators of reduction in incidences of preventable disease especially under 5 mortality and safe delivery for pregnant women , improvement in access and quality of education and the opening up of communities through investments in rural , township and state turns roads to connect Kagarko local government to the markets .
“How do people expect a party that governed the state for over 16 years without tangible development in Kagarko win a party that did all these projects within 3 years of steering affairs of Kaduna . he emphasised .