Lawal Usman, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, on Sunday said Governor Nasiru El Rufai is killing the All Progressives Congress, APC, gradually in the state.
Usman said it was obvious that the PDP will take over the state in 2023 going by recent developments.
Usman, also known as ‘Mr LA’, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the current All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in the state had failed the people, especially with its policies.
“The Gov. Nasiru El Rufai led administration has been killing the APC gradually in the state with its inhuman policies.
“The state government is pushing thousands of people into poverty daily with its urban renewal policy. The policies actually lack human face.
“Although the idea of urban renewal is not a bad thing, you have to put in human capital development before it can work.
“You can’t build a city without people, you must also consider building people as you build your city because they go hand in hand, ” he said.
Usman said the policy had created anger among the people, as they had been pushed to the wall.
“The Kaduna people are actually tired of what is happening, they are yearning for change and the PDP is ready to provide that change come 2023.
“There is always need for infrastructure to be upgraded in every society, but you have to make provisions for the people likely to be affected by the programme.
“Except you want them to turn to armed robbers or other criminals, you cannot just demolish their homes without resettling them.
“In other countries like Dubai or U.S government always provide resettlement for people affected by urban renewal programmes,” he said.
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