By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
A gubernatorial aspirant under the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi has said that no responsible aspirants will seek the mandate of a people if he cannot visit them in sprite of high security risks in that area.
Alhaji Sani Sidi was of the opinion that he feel highly burdened to comfortably sit in Kaduna and invite the people of Birnin Gwari for consultations with the party leaders, key stakeholders and delegates.
He assured the people that the insecurity in the area will form part of his key priorities if gives opportunity to lead as Kaduna State Governor.
Alhaji Mohammed Sani Sidi and former Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who stated this while addressing cheering party and campaign supporters during the consultation meeting in Birnin Gwari on 12th of September, 2018 said he was in the Local Government to commiserate with the people for many lives lost in recent times.
“We are here to share in your pains and agonies; we are here to commiserate with you over what you have been going through. I am genuinely concerned about your plight” Sidi said in a soft laden voice.
“As a person, I feel highly burdened to comfortably sit in Kaduna and invite you. No responsible person should seek the mandate of a people he cannot visit. And that is why we are here today to assure you that the insecurity in this area will form part of our key priorities if God gives us the opportunity to lead you.
“I have been advice several times against coming to Birnin Gwari due to security concerns. I was advised to invite you party executives and delegates to Kaduna for the meeting, but I declined, I choose to take whatever risk to identify with you during these trying times” Sani Sidi stressed.
In their separates responses, political and community leaders pledged their support to Alhaji Sani Sidi ahead of party primaries, pointing out that his presence was a symbolic because he is the only aspirant that had visited Birnin Gwari.
According to them, Alhaji Sani Sidi’s visit demonstrates high sense of concern and responsibility as they overwhelmingly resolved to vote for him during the forthcoming party primaries.
“No aspirant has visited us. A few of them invited us to Kaduna because they are scared. And how can you lead a people you do not know their problems? So we have therefore resolved to overwhelmingly vote for Sani Sidi during the forthcoming party primaries” they said.
The leading gubernatorial aspirant had visited the entire 23 local government areas of Kaduna state to solicit support from delegates ahead of party primaries slated for the 26th of September.