BRIEF REMARKS DELIVERED BY HON. DR. UBA SANI (POLITICAL ADVISER TO GOVERNOR NASIR EL-RUFAI OF KADUNA STATE) AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GRAND RECEPTION IN HONOUR OF THE NEW KADUNA STATE APC CHAIRMAN, AIR COMMODORE EMMANUEL JEKADA, MNI (RTD.) ORGANIZED BY THE APC SOUTHERN KADUNA SENATORIAL ZONE ON 11TH AUGUST, 2018 AT THE KAFANCHAN TOWNSHIP STADIUM, KAFANCHAN, KADUNA STATE
“I feel highly privileged and honoured to have been invited to Chair this distinguished gathering of the WHO is WHO in the Kaduna State Chapter of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This event, a grand reception in honour of a great son of Southern Kaduna, the brand new APC State Chairman could not have come at a better time. Politics is in the air. Expectations are rising. People are searching for political direction and looking for guidance.
I always look forward to coming to the Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone. It is a very important zone in Kaduna State, and of course Nigeria. Its abundant human and material resources are any investor’s delight. And the people are very hospitable. So we are indeed grateful to the Almighty God for once more bringing us safely to this very important, strategic zone to rub minds with the good people and chart a new direction for our state.
APC Stakeholders in Kaduna State did intensive and extensive search for a person to carry forward the banner of our great party after surviving the machinations of elements bent on destroying the party. The name of Air Commodore Emmanuel Jekada, Mni(Rtd.) came up tops. His election is therefore a testimony to his industry, resourcefulness, organizational acumen, and of course uncommon networking skills. We are confident that under his leadership our party will have a new lease of life.
I want to sincerely thank the people of Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone for giving us a competent Chairman at this difficult period. It has always been in the character of this zone to throw up wonderful personalities to occupy sensitive positions and deliver on their assignments. A good example is our amiable, resourceful and articulate Deputy Governor, His Excellency, Hon. Arc. Barnabas Bala Bantex, who would be contesting for the senatorial seat of this zone.
His Excellency, Hon. Bantex is an example of selflessness in service. He is also loyalty personified. He struck a dream partnership with our incomparable leader and beacon of hope, His Excellency, MallamNasir El-Rufai. Together they have taken Kaduna State to higher grounds.
Hon. Bantex’s love for this zone, his people, has led him to throw his hat in the ring to secure a senatorial seat. He is prepared to forgo his “comfort zone,” the deputy governorship position in order to take his people to the mainstream of Kaduna State and Nigerian politics. He is determined to change the people’s mindset to embrace partnership with government instead of destructive opposition. The path he has chosen is noble and by the special grace of God he will succeed.
I urge the good people of Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone to increase and sustain their support for Governor Nasir El-Rufai Administration. The huge impact the government has made in Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone in 3 years is far greater and qualitative than what the PDP did in 16 years. Don’t be deceived by people hell-bent on creating disharmony in the zone. We are all one people created by God. We must join hands together to make Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone and indeed Kaduna State great again.
I heartily welcome you all and wish us a joyous and memorable grand reception. God bless you all.”
Mal Uba Sani
Special Adviser, Political And Intergovernmental Affairs To Kaduna State Governor