By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A group under the aegis of Southern Kaduna Professionals (SKP), has said the Special Adviser on Political Matters to Kaduna State Governor, Mr. Uba Sani is a political nuisance and threat to the peace and tranquillity of the state.
In a statement signed by the group’s Spokesperson, Engr Bulus Hashim, and made available to the media in Kaduna on Friday, June 22, 2018, described as unacceptable behavior of the aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai, noting that in spite of the fact that Sani has no mandate of the people of Kaduna state, he has however metamorphosed into a juggernaut of public expenditure.
SKP warned that if the unwholesome and unacceptable brigandage of Uba Sani is not tamed, it has the capacity and capability of igniting an unnecessary and avoidable political inferno in the state.
According to the group, the actions and activities of Mr. Sani must be checked and earmarked as a person of security interest, adding that his activities are capable of causing chaos as he is desperate, ominously ambitious and a political cancer to the state.
SKP called on the Chief of Army Staff, the Inspector General of Police and the Department of State Services to as a matter of urgency and in order to save the State from chaos caution their men not to constitute themselves into a nuisance by being in convoy of an office of a Special Adviser to the governor to intimidate innocent people in the state.
The group noted with concern that Uba Sani has turned himself into a menace by using state funds and apparatus to intimidate and harass law abiding citizens.
SKP therefore craved for a free and fair election in the state where the people should be given their inalienable rights to vote their leaders without disruptions of any kind.
“We the Southern Kaduna Professionals wish to draw the attention of the general public, the security agencies and some of the hapless people in Kaduna State that while he has the right to contest for any political office in the state, if he is a bona fide indigene of Kaduna State, however, he has no right whatsoever to continue to harass and intimidate the people.
“We therefore, find it strange and disturbing with the way and manner he goes about his political ambition. This Uba Sani moves around in a heavily armed convoy replicate of the state Governor’s convoy himself, during the recent Local Government election in the state, during which he was alleged to have gone round intimidating innocent people.
“His desperation knows no bounds. Never in the history of this state have we ever witnessed such impunity and total disregard of the law by Uba Sani. We therefore suspect that the Governor is aware and tacitly supports this brigandage and rascality.
“During the last shambolic Local Government elections in the State, Uba Sani, was accused of using thugs in most of the wards in the state, disrupted, attempted to scuttle or caused the undue cancellations of the elections or manufactured results which were announced by some criminal conspirators in the name of Returning Officers in collaboration with some radio stations and some security agents who gave them cover.
“He was ubiquitous with his armed convoy in virtually all the wards and Local Governments, thereby arrogating upon himself a general overseer of the elections with an ominous intention of stealing the people’s mandate.
“On the eve of the last rescheduled Local Government elections, voters claimed that Uba Sani was seen at the wee hours of the morning in the Chikun SIECOM office carting away very sensitive voting materials to an unknown destination.
“His mission not completed, alongside him were two expendable elements namely Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Mamadi, representing Igabi Federal constituency, and Hon. Markus Yari, member of the Kaduna House of assembly representing Chikun constituency.
“These unscrupulous elements were caught red handed with voting materials in the trunks of their cars. They were almost lynched but for the intervention of some kind hearted stakeholders.
“As suspected, Uba Sani was the first to appear at the scene on a rescue mission of the mandate robbers with his armed escorts.
“This act led to the cancellation of the rescheduled elections in Chikun Local Government. We expected some prompt and decisive action by KADSIECOM, but it was not a surprise that not a whimper came from them which made the elections looked like an infantile joke and remains inconclusive till date.
“In Kaura and Jaba Local Governments, rescheduled elections, Returning Officers were absent at the Local Government elections which resulted in the cancellation of the elections in Kaura, and in a strange twist of events, the election in Jaba Local Government which announced the PDP as winners of the election, at the Local Government was truncated at the KADSIECOM headquarters because Uba Sani and his cohorts came with a different and fake results from Jaba Local Government from the Returning Officer that was not at the scene of the elections.
“We hereby call for the prosecution of Uba Sani and the fake Returning Officers for truncating an otherwise peaceful elections in Jaba local Government.
“From our observations and inside knowledge, it is clear that elections in most parts of the state were fabricated and fake winners announced. And accusing fingers are pointing at the same Uba Sani.
“While we wish to state that we will remain law abiding citizens, we however, shall not fold our arms while some desperate and maniacal politicians drag us into chaos and disorder,” he stated.