Miffed by what they described as the insensitivity of the Federal Government to their plight, the people of Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State said on Thursday they would not vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.
They premised their position on their allegation that Jonathan “has shown that he cannot do anything to stop the killings” of the people of the area.
Three villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwar Gata and Chenshyi, all in Kaura Local Government Area of the state were penultimate Saturday attacked by yet-to-be identified gunmen and over 100 residents killed and property worth millions destroyed.
Under the Concerned Realists of Southern Kaduna, they asked the President not to nurse the ambition of contesting the 2015 presidential election as they would not vote for him.
The Concerned Realists of Southern Kaduna comprises lecturers, technocrats, retired military officers, retired civil servants for the Southern part of the state.
The leader of the group, Dr. John Danfulani, while addressing a news conference in Kaduna over the killing of over 100 villagers in the Southern part of the state, said the president did not care about the people of the area and therefore must not expect their votes in 2015 if he contests the election.
He said, “President Jonathan does not care and therefore does not deserve the votes of the bleeding Southern Kaduna people in 2015. We cannot also be helpless and allow politicians take our existence for granted.
“We will mobilise our people to vote against Ramalan Yero, Namadi Sambo and Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 as a protest of their insensitivity to the killings in Southern Kaduna and their failure to honour our dead who have been slaughtered under their stewardship.”