Igbo community endorses Uba Sani for Kaduna governorship
The Igbo Community Welfare Association (ICWA) Kaduna state chapter has endorsed the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Uba Sani, promising to support him in the race to Sir Kashim Ibrahim House.
Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting, Sunday evening in Kaduna, the legal adviser of the association, Barrister Valentine Ewuzie, said,”we have analysed and assessed all the candidates and we can here and now without mincing words, assure you that you are our candidate. You are the most competent and most qualified candidate amongst all those that are jostling to be governor of Kaduna state, given your spectacular performance at the Senate.”
Barrister Ewuzie, who described Senator Uba Sani as a friend of the Igbo, further said the lawmaker has shown that he knows the Igbo very well, “by saying that we are the most organized set of people. That is an apt description of the Igbo, and being the most organized, we are going to employ it into making sure that you emerge as the next governor of Kaduna state.”
He recalled that when Igbo were given quit notice from the North in 2017, Governor Nasir el-Rufai and Senator Uba Sani played pivotal roles in repudiating the pronouncement. He said the governor and the senator, who was then the Political Adviser to Malam Nasir el-Rufai, met with Igbo leaders and assured them of their safety.
The legal adviser added that Uba Sani donated a bus to the Igbo community, for the leaders to go round the state and allay the fears of their people, adding that the bus remains the only vehicle of the Igbo Welfare Association. The Igbo leader also lauded Kaduna state government for abolishing the indigene/settler dichotomy, by recruiting professionals, including teachers, on merit.