By; VICTOR DAZANG, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State has affirmed the candidature of his Political Adviser, Malam Uba Sani for the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat in 2019.
el-Rufai made the affirmation during the statewide APC LG polls campaign rally in three Local Government Councils of Kaduna Central, namely Chikun, Kajuru and Igabi.
The governor’s affirmation of Uba Sani’s candidature is coming a few months after his massive endorsement by the civil society groups and cooperative organizations within the seven local governments.
The civil society and cooperatives’ declaration for support for Uba Sani came on the heels of another official endorsement of the Political Adviser by the APC chairmen in the local government councils of the Kaduna Central Senatorial Zone.
In each of the three local government areas of Chikun, Kajuru and Igabi, Governor el-Rufai asked the people and party leaders whether incumbent Senator Shehu Sani had lived up to their expectations with the N200m he was getting annually and the N13m monthly as lawmaker, for which they replied with a resounding “no”.
The Kaduna APC campaign rally for local government elections, flagged-off by Governor el-Rufai across the 23 Local Government areas of the state ended on Thursday, with an observer of Kaduna politics describing it as “one of the biggest political carnivals in Northern Nigeria, ahead of 2019”.