Yar’Adua’s cousin attempts for third time to be Katsina governor

Umaru Yar'Adua

Ahmed Yar’Adua, former President Musa Yar’Adua’s cousin, has announced his interest in contesting the position of governor of Katsina State in 2023.

Yar’Adua, who is a former secretary to Katsina State Government, purchased the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination and expression of interest forms on Wednesday in Abuja.

The aspirant, who attributed insecurity in the state to poverty, neglect in governance especially at the local levels, said that the local government areas would be his top priority if elected.

“Now, back to banditry. It is the issue of total neglect, not only in governance, but also in the approach to governance itself.

“When there is no local government, you can see what is happening. What’s happening is that they are only sending these administrators to go for part time, go in the morning and return to their local government.

“But if you have an elected representative, people tend to enjoy because they now know their representatives and are being represented well,” he said.

Yar’Adua, who had previously tried twice to be governor, said he decided to recontest because he believed that he would make a difference this time due to the passion he had for the state.

The aspirant further stated that despite his relationship with late President Yar’Adua, he stands a better chance of winning the election because of his vast experience in public service.