By Lanre Oloyede
Seventeen children of a former member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sani Sha’aban, on Thursday purchased his governorship nomination form to contest the Kaduna State gubernatorial election on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC.
Addressing journalists on behalf of the children Thursday in Abuja after obtaining the form, Asmau Sani-Sha’aban said though the Sha’aban was out of the country, they believed he had the capacity to rule Kaduna state, hence, their decision to purchase the form for him.
She said aside the issue of insecurity, the administration of Governor Nasir el-Rufai had made giant strides in the development of the state
Sani-Sha’aban said: “We are here today because we, as his children, have gathered together and decided to purchase the governorship form. He’s not around actually and we wanted to give this to him as a gift.
“We would like to believe that he has a higher chance of winning for Kaduna state because the people love him, the people admire him, and he is a person who relates with the people, he’s a person who has empathy.”
Sani-Sha’aban said the issue of insecurity facing the state would be the number priority for her father to tackle if elected as a governor.
She added that the high rate of unemployment contributed to the worsening insecurity in the state.
According to her, “We believe the number one thing is the issue of insecurity in Kaduna state. He believes the insecurity was as a result of lack of jobs for the people because if there were enough jobs, the insecurity wouldn’t be as bad as it is today. He would like to create more job opportunities for people so that idle people running around creating insecurity”
Sani-Sha’aban stressed that the former lawmaker would improve the education and economic sectors of the state.
She noted that APC would retain the state considering the development strides recorded under el-Rufai’s administration.