Breaking: Kaduna APC Governorship Candidate Picks El-Rufai’s Deputy As Running Mate
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani, has picked Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s Deputy, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate for the 2023 governorship race in the state.
Sani made the announcement on Monday night after consultations with critical stakeholders in the state.
“I am happy to announce that I have picked Her Excellency, Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, as my running mate in the 2023 governorship election in Kaduna State,” he said.
Sani, who’s the incumbent senator representing the Kaduna Central Senatorial District, said the choice of El-Rufai’s deputy was because she had contributed immensely to the giant strides recorded by the current administration in the state.
He said, “Dr. Balarabe has demonstrated hard work, punctuality, dedication and team spirit in the discharge of her responsibility as Deputy Governor which has endeared her to the critical stakeholders in the State.
“I wish to therefore call on the good people of Kaduna State to support the choice of Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe as my running mate. I also enjoin them in coming out en-masse to vote for our ticket during the forthcoming 2023 general election. Your mandate in 2023 will enable us to build a peaceful, prosperous, and greater Kaduna State.
“Together, we are determined to make the State a reference point for good and responsive governance.”
El-Rufai is the current governor of Kaduna state and is being pointed to be Tinubu’s running mate should he(Tinubu) decide to pick him.