Dauda Lawal, a governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, held Gusau, the capital of Zamfara state to a standstill as thousands of his supporters defied security threats to attend his mega rally.
The rally was held in Zamafara after an Appeal Court in Sokoto reinstated him as the PDP governorship candidate of the state.
WikkiTimes recalled that Dauda’s candidature was nullified by a High Court in Gusau.
PDP supporters from the 14 local government areas of the APC-controlled state thronged Gusau in solidarity behind Mr Dauda.
Business activities were paralysed in Gusau as the crowd caused traffic gridlock around the city, especially on the roads leading to the venue of the rally.
Addressing the mammoth crowd when he arrived at the venue in an open van, the PDP candidate promised to restore peace in the state ravaged by the activities of bandits.
He also pledged to improve the economy, education, health and agriculture in the state.
According to him, Zamfara needs robust and effective leadership to be revived, especially with the current insecurity bedevilling the state.
“Today is a historic day. Today true democracy is being played. We are overwhelmed by this massive crowd. This show that the people of Zamfara are ready and want change.
“We will not let you down. We will not disappoint you. You know we impacted your life even when we are out in power. If you elect us, we will do better.
“If you elect me as your governor, I will ensure security is restored in our dear state. We have mechanisms and strategies to achieve that.
“I will improve security, health, economy and agriculture, the glory of our state. We will restore our farming activities by God’s grace,” Lawal said.