2023: Top APC politician declares ambition to contest Kaduna gubernatorial election and donates 59 cars
The lawmaker representing Kaduna North Central in the National Assembly, Uba Sani, has announced his interest in running for the governorship of Kaduna State.
Legit.ngKaduna regional reporter Nasir Dambatta, reports that Senator Sani made the declaration to run for the number one seat in Kaduna at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretary of State on Tuesday, March 15.
The lawmaker, while stating that he was at the party secretariat seeking support for his political call to lead the residents of the state, said the cooperation of the people and party members would be appreciated.
During a public presentation in Kaduna on the theme of sustaining and building a legacy of outstanding public service and impact, Senator Uba highlighted his longstanding alliance with “the dynamic, innovative and resourceful Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.”
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Uba, who said Governor Elrufai had changed the face of Kaduna and made it the envy of all, also made on-site donations of 59 cars in recognition of the work of APC leaders and government presidents. local.
“I donated 59 cars to them to facilitate their work and motivate them to prepare for the electoral battle of 2023.”
Sani noted that Elrufai’s transformational leadership and development drive has redefined and raised the bar for governance, he said the high standards he has set are both a source of pride and a challenge for his associates and followers.
The occasion was eminently graced by party bigwigs, including the state president, vice president, secretary, and other members of the state executive committee.
Delivering the declaration speech, Uba Sani observed that under El Rufa’i, Kaduna State underwent a major revolution.
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“The State has been totally reworked; and this is demonstrated by the remarkable milestones that the State has recorded in policies, infrastructure, health, education, water resources, agriculture, agribusiness, to name a few. This is truly a new dawn in Kaduna State.”
“The huge challenge ahead of the state, he said, is how to maintain and grow El-Rufai’s legacy of exceptional public service and impact.
“It’s because a reversal of those gains in the post-2023 era will be a huge tragedy. Our people have witnessed selfless and impactful leadership and cannot settle for anything less.”
“I have come to inform you of my intention to run for governor of the APC. I also need your support to achieve this goal.”
Senator Uba said he had stepped forward to carry the banner of continuity as an understudy for El-Rufai, adding that he had worked closely with the governor and understood his vision and mission.
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He emphasized that he is in a good position to maintain his vision and mission as he knows the development challenges of Kaduna State.
Sani recalled that he had worked closely with El Rufa’i for more than 20 years – spanning his days at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the time he served as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) .
The legislator said:
“And when President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed me Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs, I benefited immensely from the sage advice of El Rufa’i, who was a key and highly respected member of the administration at the time. Obasanjo. I have remained a key ally of the Governor since he took office as Governor of Kaduna State.”
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Samaila Suleiman, a former member of the House of Representatives, said her defection was motivated by the alleged “factionalisation” of the party at the national level.
Suleiman, who represented Kaduna North Federal Constituency, however, did not say whether he would join another party.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Northern Senatorial District in the Eighth Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Hunkuyi announced the new development in a letter to the chairman of his ward in Kudan Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
In the letter dated February 25, the former lawmaker said he had withdrawn his membership in the PDP.