An All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator representing Kaduna Central Shehu Sani has declared his interest in running for the gubernatorial seat in Kaduna state.
Reports gathered shows that the Senator said he might be running against the present governor of the state Nasir El-Rufai in 2019 general election.
Speaking in an interview with the Sun, Sani said many leaders including the present governor of the state was elected into office due to their allegiance with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sani said, come 2019, individuals who seek to be elected into public office will stand on their own.
“Well, as for 2019, it is still far away. What is on the ground now is for us to deliver on the promises and pledges we have made as elected officials,” Sani said.
I may run against El-Rufai in 2019 – Senator Shehu Sani
Sani said many leaders including the present governor of the state was elected into office due to their allegiance with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“So I have heard such a call, and I will answer that call at the right time. I may decide to seek to return to the Senate, I may decide to vie for the governorship of Kaduna State, and I may decide not to vie for any of the positions again, it all depends on the feeling from my people of what they think I should be able to overcome,” the senator said.
He added that 2019 election is going to be different from the last one as people will be allowed to be voted for in their various capacities as individuals.
“We are advocating for people to go and vote for their conscience, and not to vote for anybody because of Buhari.
“Even if Buhari is going to contest election, vote for Buhari alone, and each and every one of us who wants to contest, we have to put him on the scale whether that person is capable, whether that person has performed, whether that person will truly serve after voting him into power.
“So 2019 is going to be a year in which everyone is going to stand in the dock to be tried by the voters. So 2019 is not an election time, it is a trial time, and truly it is a judgment time for our conduct while in office,” Sani added.