Aremu congratulates El-Rufai, urges attention to peace, insecurity

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

#TrackNigeria: A National Executive Council (NEC) member of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu has congratulated Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai for his re-election for second term in office.

This is contained in a statement issued and made available to Newsdiaryonline Thursday.

In a result announced by INEC, Malam El-rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1,045,427, votes to defeat his closest rival Isah Ashiru of PDP who polled 814, 168 votes.

Aremu, who was Labour Party Governorship Candidate in Kwara State during the March 9th governorship election commended Mallam El-Rufai for running a joint ticket with a female deputy, Mrs. Hadiza Balarabe just as he did in Kwara with Mrs. Rebecca Ndace.  

He urged the Governor-elect to form inclusive government with massive participation of women and the youths.

According to him, 2019 gubernatorial elections assumed special importance because it took place just after the 2019 International women Day the theme of which is BALANCE FOR BETTER.  

“There is the need for conscious women participation in governance if they must overcome the problems of double deprivations at work and in larger society,” Aremu said.

He commended INEC and security agencies for ensuring a peaceful gubernatorial election and called on all contestants to accept the wishes of the good people of Kaduna State as expressed through the ballot box. 


Aremu who is also the General Secretary of National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria urges the Governor elect to come up with a pan-partisan all inclusive peace initiative to rescue Kaduna from mutually destructive violence. 

“Peace process must go hand in hand with sustainable development which must start with urgent re-industrialization of kaduna state and mass employment of the army of the youths,”Aremu stated, adding that the Textile Union will continue to partner with the state government to take necessary steps to revive the ailing industries in Kaduna State especially the textile industries with a view of creating jobs for the mass of unemployed youths in the state.

“As a private sector union and affiliate of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and a critical stakeholder in the development of the state and the country in general, we pledge our support, and cooperation in the great task of moving Kaduna State and indeed Nigeria to a greater height”,  Aremu concluded.