Kaduna 2023 governorship election: Sha’aban won’t step down for any candidate – ADP 

The national leadership of Action Democratic Party (ADP) has dispelled the rumour making the round that its governorship candidate in Kaduna state, Hon. Sani Sha’aban, is stepping down for another political party’s candidate. 

Speaking in a statement issued by the national secretariat of the party on Thursday, ADP argued that its candidate is the choice of the state people to become their next governor and they would not jeopardise such a chance. 

The statement signed by the National Secretary, Hon. Victor Fingesi, said, “the national secretariat of our great party, the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has observed with dismay the malicious and mischievous rumour making the rounds of a purported alliance/merger of our great party or its gubernatorial candidate in Kaduna state stepping down or supporting the candidate of another party.

“This rumour is no doubt intended to malign the good name of our party and its gubernatorial candidate at the Saturday March 18th, 2023 general elections. Without a doubt, the candidate of our great party, Hon. Sani Sha’aban being the choice of the great people of Kaduna state, remains the candidate to beat at the polls and it is unfortunate in this age that certain political players would resort to such extreme measures to discredit his person or cause confusion in the polity.

“We hereby categorically state that the candidate of our great party, Hon. Sani Sha’aban is in the race to win the governorship of Kaduna state as he has not stepped down for any other candidate in the state, neither has he asked his teeming supporters to align themselves with any gubernatorial candidate. We reiterate that Hon. Sani Sha’aban is very much in the race as the candidate of ADP in the Kaduna state governorship election to be held on Saturday March 18th, 2023.

“We therefore use this medium to urge all our party faithful and the people of Kaduna state to disregard this rumour, and see it for the fake news it is. We appeal to all our members and the general public to come out in their numbers to support our great party and its candidate in the March 18th, 2023 gubernatorial and state assembly elections to restore the dignity, peace and development that Kaduna state greatly needs,” the ADP scribe said.