Popular Nigerian politician, Senator Shehu Sani has declared his intention to succeed Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State in 2023.
Naija News reports that the former Kaduna Central Senator made this known on Saturday during an interview on Invicta FM, a radio station.
Shehu said his reason for joining the state governorship race in 2023 is to clean the garbage brought into the state by governor El-Rufai and secure the people.
The former Senator said the governor has failed to secure the lives and properties of the people he swore to during his inauguration in 2015.
He added that El-Rufai is not worth being in power because he has failed to take the lives of the people of the state very important.
He said: “We sat with my loyalists and supporters and they wanted me to contest the governor of Kaduna state which I will do to remove APC, God willing; to remove anointed candidate of the state governor and to enter Government house where Comrade will be sworn in as the next governor that will bring changes, that will clean all the dirt they brought in the state in the name of development.”
“I will bring security. This is what my supporters wanted and I trust them. So, I will contest the governorship seat under the PDP. Therefore, I call on the people of Kaduna to support and collaborate with me.
“I also solicit for their prayers; I need the prayers of religious leaders, marketers, physically challenged, women and youths. You voted for Malam as Governor what remains now is to have a comrade as a governor so as to see the difference between us.
“You must reject the anointed candidate of those who demolished your houses. Support us to see how we form a government that respects the will of the poor in the state.”
Speaking on the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Sani called on the party leadership to unite its members ahead of the 2023 governorship election.
The former lawmaker also urged the opposition party to ensure that they form a government that will respect the will of the poor in the state.
Sani added that as a contestant he doesn’t have money to share to delegates to vote for him, adding that if the masses decide to vote for him, with or without money, he would win.
He, however, warned the people that money politics is what brought the country into “the mess under the ruling party”.
This article was originally published on Naija News