By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – A group under the aegis of Amalgamation of Deregistered Political Parties of Nigeria, (ADPPN), Kaduna chapter has endorsed the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Uba Sani, saying he has the best credentials for the job.
This was disclosed in a press conference by Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad, and Ambassador Matoh Yakubu, Chairman and Secretary of the forum respectively held at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kaduna State Council Secretariat on Tuesday.
The forum said before arriving at this juncture, it has consulted widely with it members, network of stakeholders and opinion leaders; pointing out that it gave members the clear record of achievement of distinguished Senator Uba Sani, a civil society activist, a crusader for social justice, an award winning (ICPC certified) anti-corruption crusader and a high performing Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
ADPPN however expressed dismay over negative signals coming from some political parties who have decided to create a political gimmick they called “Muslim-Muslim” ticket.
According to the forum, this phrase is a coinage of the opposition in Kaduna State, the APC only gave voice to our women who have been kept in the back-yard for long; and for the last 4 years the performance of Kaduna State women in Governance is clear for everyone to see.
“We state clearly that the combination of Sen Uba Sani and Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, is a strategic strike at the political balancing act.
“This political brinkmanship is giving the opposition a night mare because the strategy has provided Kaduna State critical development strides unprecedented in the annals of the history of the State.
“We the Amalgamation of de-Registered Political Parties Kaduna State chapter, on behalf of our teeming membership in the 23 LGAs, wards and communities, on this 14th day of March 2023, do hereby declare that we wholeheartedly ENDORSE the candidature of Senator Dr. Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the preferred choice for the Governor of Kaduna State in the election slated for March 18th 2023.
“This endorsement comes with our full support to deploy our team to serve as canvassers, street captains, gate-keepers and anti-rigging squad to help ensure that the APC and Dr. Uba Sani emerge victorious in the Governorship election 2023 because he is the man for the job.
“We call on the good people of Kaduna State, to troop out in their numbers and cast their votes for Distinguished Senator Uba Sani, so that by the grace of God he will be the next governor of Kaduna State.”
The forum commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State on the unfortunate violence that led to the loss of lives in part of Zangon Kataf LGA of the state.
It also commiserated with the people who lost their loved ones, while it called on the security agencies to fish-out the perpetrators and bring them to justice quickly so that full normalcy can return to the area ahead of the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections on Saturday.