Former Senator who represented Kaduna North in the 8th National Assembly, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) for the 2023 governorship election in the state.
The Electoral Committee Chairman, Mohammed Bello Ma’aji, who announced the result of the party’s primary on Monday, said out of the total of 765 delegates, 732 were accredited, which represented more than the required figure for the primary election.
Ma’aji asked the delegates thrice “if Suleiman Hunkuyi should be the candidate of the NNPP,” of which they gave a resounding “yes”.
The nomination of Hunkuyi was supervised by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Asmau Maikudi, and her team from Commission.
Hunkuyi, in his acceptance speech, reminded the government of the day of its constitutional responsibilities of providing security, welfare, and accommodation for the citizens.
He said, “What is more worrisome is the recurring massacre of our people, insecurity has taken over the centre stage, farmers have been abandoned to their fate of high poverty.
“Many roads in the state are no longer safe due to continuous criminal activities of the bandits. People of Kaduna State have been captives outside their homes due to insecurity.
“We have never been divided in Kaduna State like we are today. Rural areas and semi-urban areas have been totally neglected in terms of infrastructural development.
“We cannot allow few elements to turn our State into cash and carry State. I, therefore, call on the people to join hands with the NNPP to build a new Kaduna State.”