Kaduna State Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, has urged the people of state to resist those who want to use violence to achieve their selfish political ambition during the 2015 general election.
Yero stated this on Monday while commissioning the Luxury Hotel constructed by the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Kaduna.
According to him, “Elections are coming and there are those who feel that if they are not the ones that will win, everything should be destroyed.”
The governor who is the standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the election urged the people of the state to be wary of such desperate politicians.
“We must not allow those beating the drum of war to succeed, no blood should he shed for the political ambition of anybody. So we must all work towards peaceful elections in 2015,” the governor said.
He said since the return of peace to Kaduna, the city has continued to attract many investors, with businesses springing up in the city and other parts of the town. He urged the people not to resist violence and work towards the sustenance of peace in order to safeguard their investments and businesses.
He commended the national leadership of the NURTW for initiating such a project and for siting it in Kaduna.
Also speaking during the occasion, the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Abdulwaheed Umar, noted that the NURTW had been transformed over the years and urged Nigerians to learn from the union.
“Some years ago when you mention NURTW, people will say it is a union of touts and illiterates. But today, they have been transformed and are educated and very organised.
They are unified and they have been working with all the relevant agencies, the police and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in harmony,” the NLC president said.
Omar applauded the project and commended the national leadership of the union headed by Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin, for a focused, responsible and transparent leadership.
Speaking earlier, the National chairman of the union, Alhaji Najeem Usman Yasin, said the commissioning of the hotel was another milestone in the efforts by the NURTW to cater for the welfare of its members as it will generate revenue for the union.
He further disclosed that plans had been concluded by the union to commence the construction of 260 housing units in Abuja.
Najeem who recalled that he assumed the leadership of the union when it was in crisis said he was able to restore peace to and unity among the members of the union which made it possible for the transformation and achievements being recorded.