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Igbo in Kaduna vow to mobilise support for Uba Sani’s guber ambition

By Abdulganiyu Alabi, Kaduna
28 September 2022   |   3:55 am
The Igbo residing in Kaduna have promised to mobilise support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, in the upcoming 2023 elections.

Uba Sani

Lawmaker promises to run all-inclusive govt

The Igbo residing in Kaduna have promised to mobilise support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Senator Uba Sani, in the upcoming 2023 elections.

Sani, who expressed joy over the endorsement of his candidature by the Igbo community in the state during his courtesy visit to the Grand Patron of the Igbo community, Ozo Chief Francis Naegbuna, Ozo Ndigbo and representatives of the Ogbo Community, headed by President-General, Chief Francis Ani, promised to run an all-inclusive government once elected as governor.

The lawmaker, in a statement, yesterday, noted that the Igbo community has also expressed readiness to “mobilise extensively to ensure it comes to fruition.

“The Grand Patron, a repository of knowledge, who has contributed immensely to the growth and development of Kaduna State (having lived here since 1957) shares with us the inspiring story of his close association with the late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello and many other leaders, after which he prayed for my success in the forthcoming election and also urged the entire Igbo community to support my candidacy.

“The continuing endorsement by different communities and interest groups for my governorship bid is a clear indication that Kaduna State is an impregnable stronghold of the APC.”

We shall never take the people’s trust for granted. Their trust is a huge challenge to us. We shall ensure that we repay this trust by frontally addressing our developmental challenges and strengthening the people’s faith in democracy,” the statement stated.

The senator, who is currently the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, said the Igbo assured him of their willingness to be in the mainstream of politics in the state, adding that the same way they have been unrelenting in investing in critical sectors in the state, Kaduna State is home to the Igbo and that despite challenges, their faith in the huge potentials of the state remains unshaken.

While appreciating the Igbo community for finding him worthy of recognition and honour, he described the Igbo as “unique people, industrious, hardworking and resourceful.”

He noted that the Igbo community in Kaduna had made immeasurable contributions to the socio-economic development of Kaduna State in particular and Nigeria in general.

“If given the people’s mandate in 2023, I will run an all-inclusive and people-centred government where every citizen, irrespective of tribe and religion, is carried along in the developmental journey of the state. As governor, I will continue to engage with the Igbo community as I have always done even before I became a senator,” he said.