Guber Poll: Ibo Communities in Kaduna endorse Senator Hunkuyi for governor

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PWD offer special inter-denominational prayers for Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi victory at the poll

Barely three days to the governorship and state assembly elections in Nigeria the Ibo communities in Kaduna State have endorsed and declared full support for Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) Governorship, Candidate in the state.
The leadership of the various Ibo communities in the state which took unanimous decision to rally support for the Hunkuyi’s victory at the next Saturday governorship and state  house of assembly election said the decision was based on his track record, competence, truthfulness and his determination to run an inclusive government if elected.Addressing the crowd of Ibo leaders from across the 23 local government areas of the state in Kaduna town, the President-General of Ibo Communities, Chief Francis Uchenna said   what the Ibo communities needed is the enabling environment for business and he believes Hunkuyi is capable to do that if elected governor of the state. 
The Secretary General of the Ibo Communities in Kaduna State, Vincent Anagwonye also noted 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, wilingness and determination to carry everyone along irrespective of age, tribe, language, religion and social class.”
Addressing the gathering, Senator Hunkuyi reiterated his promise to run an inclusive government and review several policies of the outgoing Governor Nasir El-Rufai with the view to revise the ones tagged as anti-people.
Hunkuyi said he will revisit the issue of over 36,000 shops and business places demolished by the present government in Kaduna State.
“We believe in cooperation and unity. No one can put up a building with one hand. I hardly make a promise on what is not in my hand but I assure you there will be a special adviser from the Ibo communities if we win this election. Our windows and doors are open. This is the beginning of inclusive government.“
Hunkuyi said any government that does not listen to the people in respect of their yearnings and aspirations is not a responsive government.
The leaders of the Ibo communities headed its President-General, Chief Francis Uchenna consists of Vice President for each state in the South East – Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. Others who were also in attendance include President of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States as well as Local Government Chairmen for each of the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State.
All the chairmen of the various trade unions such as Auto Mobile Parts, Building Materials etc were also in attendance.
Meanwhile, the association of people living with disability otherwise known as people with special needs or physically challenged persons had organised inter-religious prayer session for Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi in order to emerge victorious in the Saturday Governorship Election. These consist of both Muslim and Christian prayer session in one venue.
On why the PWD decided to organize prayer session for Hunkuyi, the State Leader of PWD, Comrade Muntari Saleh said “because we see Hunkuyi as man of integrity and good leadership qualities who does not discriminate against anyone, weather 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, compassion for the people, hence our support for him. He has promised an inclusive government and a special status for the PWD.”
Speaking at the event, Hunkuyi who was represented by Yakubu Anchau said two institutions of learning will be built for the people with special needs in the state.

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