The 2023 governorship candidate for Labour Party (LP), in Kaduna State, Hon. Jonathan Asake, has denied rumour making rounds that he is working with the APC in the State to scuttle the chances of the PDP during the elections.


He stated this on Tuesday in Kaduna when he faced the Political Committee panel of the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union ( SOKAPU), where he was grilled for three hours, according to a press statement by his media aide, James Swam.


Asake explained that his aspiration to be a governor is beyond the imaginations of those who see it as a joke, adding that he is a serious contender for Sir Kashim Ibrahim House and remained highly optimistic to win the election next year.

“I want to be governor. When I become governor I will stand and defend the people of the state with all my strength.


“I have heard the strange rumour that I only want to block the PDP for the APC to win. But that is not true. If the PDP truly believed that the zone is theirs why have they not zoned the party’s governorship ticket to the zone since 1999?


I am undeterred by this mischief. I am focused on winning and by the grace of God, I will become the next governor of Kaduna State,” he stated.

The LP candidate noted that as governor, he would
run an inclusive administration where appointments, employments, economic opportunities would be shared based on
equity and fairness.


Asake however, appreciated the diversity of Kaduna state in terms of her different culture, religion and ethnicity, and so better placed to position it for growth and development, haven travelled to the three senatorial zones and the 23 LGAs, districts and villages.