A group under the auspices of Movement For Real Change (MRC), has lent its weight behind Senator Shehu Sani’s aspiration to contest the governorship of Kaduna state in order to restore sanity in the state.
The group in a statement issued by its National Coordinator, Comrade Abdulganiyu Abdulkarim, explained that the state is in disarray and sharply divided along religious lines and experiences attacks leading to the loss of lives and properties, kidnapping and other criminal activities that have engulfed the state.
The statement noted that the citizens desire positive change that would restore hope and unite the state as an entity for its progress and development.
The group stated, “we have studied the current development in the state and arrived at a conclusion that Kaduna needs a leader with the requisite experience, peace, unity, and passion for its overall restoration of peace and development.”
According to the statement, the 2023 election is going to be about giving account and records of proven track records performance, history of struggles for liberation of the masses and ability to stand firm against injustices for the unity of the state that has been bastardised.
The group explained that these are some of its criteria for mobilizing votes for any credible candidate during the forthcoming 2023 election across all States in Nigeria, stressing that presently Kaduna state is faced with crisis of kidnapping, attacks killing innocent souls, destroying farmlands and setting houses ablaze as well as cattle rustling, among other.
It stated that it is against this background that their research unit studied all potential politicians in Kaduna state which needs a leader that can embrace all the sections of the state and restore normalcy, saying that it came up with the name of Senator Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial and has all his life fought for justice and equity of the human race.
“We are urging Kaduna people regardless of religion, tribe and ethnicity to join MRC to support the call for Senator Shehu to aspire for the highly coveted seat of power at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House come 2023 in order to restore confidence in the hearts of the citizens for a united Kaduna state,” the group emphasized.
It added, “The only answer to development without pains is a focused leadership with a human face and democratic administration with recourse to constitutional provisions as panacea for conflict resolutions for the development of the state.
“We are urging the electorate to shun party affiliation and join hands together to vote the right leader who can deliver the desired dividends of democracy across all ramifications of human endeavours in the state for the return of normalcy and togetherness.
“It is not about APC, PDP or APGA, but about a leader who will give citizens value for their votes and ensure peaceful coexistence among the citizenry.”
Apparently, the group said it sees these qualities in Senator Shehu Sani who has been a leading figure in the struggle for the restoration of democracy in Nigeria, adding that he was arrested and jailed by successive past military regimes in Nigeria for speaking in support for the oppressed Nigerians.