I have faith in APC’s respect for democratic ideals – Uba Sani
In what is his very first major media outing throughout the prolonged war in the APC for the ticket for Kaduna Central senatorial seat, Uba Sani engaged a large section of the press in a triumphant interaction Sunday evening, hailing the APC National leadership for upholding standard democratic practice.
During the session Malam Uba declared that he has always felt greatly inspired by the ability of the Adams Oshiomhole-led APC to remain steadfast on the side of “truth, justice and fairness at all times, not minding whose ox is gored”.
He express satisfaction over the current democratic dispensation, describing it as the reward for the sacrifice made in sending the military back to the barracks and the enthronement of democracy in today’s Nigeria.
Malam Uba also provided clear clarifications on many thorny issues regarding developments in the Kaduna State APC which the media had wanted to find an opportunity to take him on. He bared his fangs on contestants that the party had helped in 2015 to achieve victory, only for them to indulge in “meaningless fight against the party and the Elrufai administration in a clear case of back-stabbing.”
He also explained why he refused to be drawn into media propaganda on the court order he obtained to halt the APC primaries, saying, ” I was not bothered by the empty lies designed to distract me. In fact all the while I slept like a baby.”
Uba Sani, clearly amused and interacting freely with with the representatives of over 20 print, electronic and online media present at the interactive session, responded to general questions on the politics of Kaduna State, the efforts of the national leadership of the party and President Muhammad Buhari in sticking to the Rule of Law and upholding justice and fairness by giving a listening ear to grievances of members and stakeholders. “I have therefore been consistent in my belief that the APC is a party of Nigerians who are truly conscious of their responsibility to the people. They have demonstrated commitment to justice and balance”.
He expressed appreciation to the delegates, other stakeholders and the media for their support during his most challenging moments.
“l would like to thank our esteemed delegates, supporters, sympathizers, members of the indomitable Uba Sani Campaign Organization and the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial District for their unflinching support in the long drawn battle for the ticket to fly our party’s flag in the 2019 senatorial elections.
“Despite the uncertainty and desperate scheming that attended the entire primary election process, you never wavered. You stood firm and undeterred. That is the stuff of true democrats and patriots.
“As you are already aware, the National Working Committee (NWC) of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, 18th October 2018 submitted my name to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the validly elected candidate to represent the party in the 2019 senatorial elections in Kaduna Central District. This decision was the final seal to a most rigorous and hard fought primary election. I give all glory and thanks to the Almighty God for seeing us through.
“I therefore owe you all an immense debt of gratitude for putting your trust in me. I pledge not to betray your faith and confidence in me. Your kind gesture would be reciprocated in the best way possible. My commitment is total,” Uba said in a written preamble distributed to the press at the onset.
He vowed never never to rest until the long suffering people of Kaduna Central Senatorial District get a new lease of life.
“I shall not rest until we restore the lost glory of our constituency. My mission is to offer quality representation and deploy my energies towards attracting projects and investments that would positively change the condition of the people and the face of the constituency.
“But I must remind us that the job is only half done. I call on our people to brace up for the all-important 2019 electoral battle. Despite our party’s popularity and the momentum that my candidacy has gathered, we must never underrate the opposition parties. We must fashion effective strategies and comprehensive plans that would ensure our total victory at the polls. For this to be possible all hands must be on deck. We must approach the elections as a united front,” he said.