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My Government Is For Everyone – Uba Sani


My Government Is For Everyone – Uba Sani

By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli

Kaduna’s newly elected governor, Senator Uba Sani, promised to incorporate everyone in his administration and treat everyone equally, including those who supported him and those who did not.

Despite winning the governor’s race, Senator Sani met with reporters in Kaduna over the weekend to reiterate his assertion that the PDP was given votes in some voting booths. He stated he would challenge this in court.

According to him, “when we became victorious, what came to my mind was that power is from Allah, He gives it to who He wants and at the time He wants. We came out looking for power and we pleaded with the people to come out and vote for us. We promised them that by the grace of Allah, we would not betray them and shall hold the power in trust.

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“We promised to be just and shall be fair to all without any prejudice, and without being unjust to anybody. Alhamdulillah, the people came out and cast their votes for me; they cooperated with me and I’m extremely grateful about that. The people have shown me love and affection in that election.”

Asked about his feelings when the election results were being awaited, Uba Sani said: ”I swear, I was not disturbed, perhaps those who were with me. This is because to me; I consider leadership as something that no matter how long it takes, Almighty Allah has already destined who would win the election. We mortals are just hoping. But whatever happens to a human being has already been destined by Almighty Allah.

“I have contested several elections; there was a time I contested and lost the election. There was another time I contested and won. Even when I lost the election at that time, I did not blame anyone or accused anybody. I believed it was not yet my time. Things only happen at the time Almighty Allah wants it to happen. Alhamdulillah, the entire electorates in Kaduna, whether you cast your vote for us or not, and even those completely divorced from politics, we are going to be just to all and we shall lead them equitably and fairly. We are hopeful that Almighty Allah will give us the wisdom to lead and guide us so that we hold this burden of trust, given to us by the people of Kaduna State,” he said.

Reacting to the opposition who said he stole their mandate, the Governor-elect said, “politics has always been so. When in 2011 I contested the Senatorial election, I lost the election. The majority of my supporters alleged that we were cheated, that we should go to court. I sat with them and preached to them. I told them power comes from Allah and at the right time, He will give us power. And by the will of Allah, in 2019, Allah made me a Senator. I contested twice, the one I emerged victorious, the one I lost; I ascribed all to Almighty Allah. This is because no matter how wise and smart you are, Allah is still the decider.

“But this election was done openly. In fact, in my thoughts, I want to assure you that I’m doubting how the PDP even got that number of votes. Let me give an example. The votes they claimed to have gotten in Chikun Local Government were votes allocated to them not earned. Over 89,000 votes that were irrational.

“In my view, I am supposed to have surpassed the PDP with a wide margin. I should have surpassed the PDP with 60,000 votes. So, I may even be the first to go to court. I want you to know that I am even on my way to court to challenge some of the votes allocated to the PDP. You should know by my antecedents. I struggled for the entrenchment of democracy, those who contested with me were military apologists; they worked with the military. We are those who fought for the return of democracy in Nigeria.

“I am an experienced activist. For those who know me; I have been incarcerated in my quest to entrench democracy, justice and human rights in Nigeria,” he said.

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