Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Friday, in Kaduna, unveiled Dr. Sani Mazawaje as his running mate for the 2023 kaduna state gubernatorial race.
According to Hunkuyi, the choice of Dr. Sani Mazawaje as his running mate is based on recognition of diversity of the religion and democratic principles, politics and election.
Speaking further, he said, the two paper presenters and academicians, Dr. Peter Waziri and Prof. Dauda Ishaya did justice to the occasion by given them all the light and guides behind the reasons why NNPC has found it expedient, necessary and profitable to choose from one of their own.
“The two academicians have done justice to the occasion in my own opinion by given us all the lights and guides behind the reasons why the NNPP has found it expedient, necessary and profitable to choose from one of our own”, he said.
The duo of Dr. Peter Waziri and Prof. Dauda Ishaya, had earlier presented papers on ” Adara People -The Journey so far”, and on “Contemporary Government Policy in the Socioconomic Development of Kaduna state from 2015 to date.
According to Hunkuyi, elections and politics is about the people and could authoritatively said that choice of running mate from Adara ethnic group was based on principles of democracy.
Responding, the deputy governorship candidate of NNPP and retired civil servant, Dr Sani Mazawaje urged electorates to put their personal interest and differences aside and join hands to
actualize the Hunkuyi-Mazawaje mandate for the betterment of the people in Kaduna state.
“This NNPP ticket is loaded with experience, expertise and academic excellence, a duo that can stand in any part of the country, if not the world and be counted.
“Let me tell my brothers and sisters from Southern and Northern parts of kaduna state that the dawn or rebirth of a New Kaduna State is by the corner, a new Kaduna State that will restore our dignity as equal partners in the affairs of our state. The Hunkuyi that I know will do just that”, he stated.
Earlier in his paper titled, “Adara People – The Journey so far”, Dr. Peter Waziri revealed that Adara is the most largest ethnic group in Kaduna state after Hausa-Fulani, according to 1963 census, and are found in Kaduna and Niger states.
He however recalled and lamented that Kaduna state government subjected the people of Adaraland and balkanized their Chiefdom and their pride in 2018.
According to him, until date the tussle between Adara chiefdom, being the largest after Zazzau Emirates in Kaduna state has not been resolved, he however stressed that as people of shared optimism, the tussle will be resolved amicabiy in line with principles of collective bargaining and peaceful resolution.
He again noted that the Adara inhabitants are facing numerous challenges ranging from insecurity and abject poverty with many leaving in IDPs, he appealed that something should be done fast to resettled them to avoid disenfranchised them during election in 2023.
Earlier, the state party secretary who represented the chairman appreciated the dignitaries and promised the party democratic dividend if formed government in 2023, as Prof. Dauda Ishaya in his paper spoke extensive on lack of human face policies of the current APC government.