By Luka Binniyat

KADUNA–The Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, yesterday demanded that the vacant ministerial seat for Kaduna State should filled by a qualified indigene of the area.

SOKAPU said that it was the turn of the area to fill the ministerial slot because of the zoning policy in the state, whereby, the south produces the minister if the governor was from the north.

Secretary of SOKAPU Mr, Adamu Marshal who spoke in an interview with Vanguard in Kaduna, yesterday, said “we are not asking for what does not belong to us. What we are asking for is our right!. Go and check and you will find out that since 1999, we have contributed the largest number of votes to the PDP in Kaduna State.

“Right now, the political equation in the state favours Southern Kaduna to produce the minister if you want to be fair and just in appointments. Kaduna is divided into two politically, even though we have three senatorial districts.

“The Vice President is from the north, same with the governor, the only ambassador from the state, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly and the acting Chief Judge. We only have the Deputy Governor and Deputy Speaker as our topmost public officials.

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