…Urges supporters to shun provocation
By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Senator Shehu Sani’s major contender and Kaduna Central Senatorial aspirant under the umbrella of the People’s Democratic, PDP, Lawal Adamu Usman, has called on his supporters to shun provocation from any quarters at any point to avoid unnecessary clash.
Popularly known as ‘Mr. LA,’ the multi-millionaire Usman, who appeared to be the youngest aspirant for the position across all political parties in the zone, made the call during his tour of the local governments under the senatorial zone recently.
Usman, in company of all that matters in Kaduna politics, said the electorates were yet to enjoy dividends of democracy over the years, thereby pledging to offer meaningful and competent representation when he gets elected to the Nigerian Senate.
At Kujama, the Headquarters of Chikun local government, Usman thanked his supporters for the warm reception accorded his team, saying, “Thank you for this warm reception you have given to us. We are here to tell you that we shall, by the grace of God, give you real dividends of democracy the moment I get to the red chamber of the National Assembly.
“I want to enjoin you to, please, conduct yourselves orderly and shun provocation from any quarters and to remind you that I have genuine concern for the personal safety of supporters and opponents alike.”
In an interview with newsmen shortly after the tour, the senatorial hopeful said, “Political participation derives from the freedom to speak out, assemble and associate; the ability to take part in the conduct of public affairs and the opportunity to register as a candidate, to campaign, to be elected and to hold office at all levels of government – some of which have been distorted over time.
“Under international standards, men and women, young and old, have an equal right to participate fully in all aspects of the political process,” Usman stated.
In his entourage during the visit were eminent politicians, who include, but not limited to, a former Commissioner of Education and erstwhile member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Ali, Alhaji Shehu Kwarau, A.A. Yaron Kirki, Barrister Yakubu Abdullahi, Hajiya Aisha Madina, Alhaji Shamuna, Hon. Maria Dogo and several elders and leaders of the PDP, including all elected councillors of the party in the zone.