By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Dr Ja’afaru Sa’ad, (Galadiman Ruwan Zazzau), on Tuesday joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), describing it as a “youths and workers’ friendly” party.
Sa’ad, who hails from Zaria, received his PDP membership card and constitution at the party’s secretariat at Kofan Doka, Zaria, in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He was received by the party chairman of the council, Alhaji Sama’ila Musa, along with one other Kabiru Idris (Dan Madamin Zazzau), who is a retired civil servant.
Sa’ad worked in the financial and banking sector for about 20 years before retiring to private life.
He was also a onetime Technical Assistant in the office of the Executive Director of Finance and Administration for the Nigeria Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Authority.
He told journalists after the event that PDP remains a better platform for any patriotic politician to meet the yearnings of his people.
He said that given the country’s political and economic challenges, PDP has done the best it could within the time it ruled the country.
He stressed that the event of the last three years and the current political, economic and social realities was great testimonies that PDP meant well for the country and the people.
“I have been following the trends, reviewed the political, economic, social and security situation in the country.
“I came to a conclusion that PDP is a better platform that will enable me fulfill the vision I have for my people, if given the opportunity to serve.
“That is why I’ve joined PDP, and I am ready to serve in any capacity that my people may so wish, when the time comes,” he said
Sa’ad added that if given the opportunity, his priority would be on youths and women empowerment.
According to him, Nigeria would be a better place if women and youths are provided with education, job opportunities, security, health services and shelter.
“Am not sure the current government has done well in that regard. The youths, women and children are at the receiving end of the joblessness, insecurity and poor social services that characterised the current administration.”
He expressed confidence that PDP has a better chance of gaining public trust and confidence, come 2019.
The PDP scribe described the development as a good sign of good things to come for the party and the people of Zaria local government and the state.
Musa said: “The coming of these men of integrity into the party will strengthen PDP’s chance of taken over power, come 2019.
“Sa’ad, for example, has come in with about 1,800 supporters, while Idris came with about 700. In all, from last quarter of 2017 to date, we have received more than 21,000 members, who joined PDP.
“Some are from APC, others from DPM as well as retired civil servants, who just join politics, ” he said.