The New Nigeria Peoples Party’s gubernatorial candidate, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, has garnered support from the Igbo community in Kaduna State ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
The Igbo community leadership in the state declared their endorsement for Senator Hunkuyi based on his impressive track record, competency, honesty, and commitment to promoting inclusivity if elected.
During a meeting with Igbo leaders from all 23 Local Government Areas of the state, the President-General of the Igbo community in Kaduna State, Chief Francis Uchenna, emphasized the community’s desire for a favorable business environment.
Chief Uchenna expressed his confidence that Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, if elected as the state’s governor, would create such an environment, citing the candidate’s capability to do so.
In addition, Vincent Anagwonye, the Secretary-General of the Igbo community, commended Senator Hunkuyi’s by stating that “Senator Hunkuyi understands the complexity of the state. I have worked with him in the past and he is the man of his word.”
“We are going to vote for him because of his qualities – competence, truthfulness and his ability, wiliness and determination to carry everyone along irrespective of age, tribe, language, religion and social class,” he added.
During his address to the Igbo community leaders, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, reaffirmed his commitment to promote inclusivity in government and to review various policies implemented by the outgoing governor, Nasir El-Rufai.
He further pledged to revise policies that are deemed detrimental to the public interest.
In particular, Senator Hunkuyi promised to revisit the issue of over 36,000 shops and business places that were demolished by the current administration in Kaduna State, demonstrating his concern for the impact of such policies on the livelihoods of citizens.
At the gathering were leaders of the Igbo community headed by its President-General, Chief Francis Uchenna, and the Vice Presidents for each state in the South East – Abia, Anambra, The gathering also featured the presence of the Presidents of the Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Imo states, as well as Local Government chairmen from each of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State.
Additionally, the chairmen of various trade unions, including those representing automobile parts and building materials, among others, were also in attendance.Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states.
The state leader of PWDs, Comrade Muntari Saleh said, “Because we see Hunkuyi as a man of integrity and good leadership qualities who does not discriminate against anyone, whether you are a Muslim or a Christian, whether you are big or small, whether you are among the privileged people or less privileged.”
“We have done a thorough assessment and evaluation and discovered that Senator Hunkuyi stands out above others in the race in terms of character, competence, and compassion for the people, hence our support for him. He has promised an inclusive government and a special status for the PWDs.”