One of the leading businessmen and politicians from Kano State, Abdulsalami Zaura, popularly known as A.A Zaura, has finally accepted the yearnings of Kano state people to declare for governorship race in the state.
Confirming this to some select journalists in Abuja, Mr Zaura said that the decision for him to go for the number-one seat in the state was as a result of a clarion call from mainly youths in the state.
He, therefore, said that he is set to venture into the gubernatorial race under the auspices of Green Party of Nigeria, GPN.
According to him, Kano state has suffered quite considerable set back overtime, adding that it has become pertinent for him to come on board and rescue the state.
“It is a pity to see a great state like Kano facing challenges, ranging from the economic meltdown and the government lack focus on so many things.
“Over 300 standard industries are now in comatose, redundancy and poverty is everywhere. The youths for example are left on their own fates, you only see them riding tri-circles all over the place.
“Wherever you see communities resorting to tri-circle as a major means of transportation, you know that, that government is a complete failure.
“I want to assure the Kano people that my intention to run for the governorship seat is to rescue the state from the hands of unprofessional team.
“What happened to our agricultural sector? Don’t we have the fertile land? What about our commercial drive? In Kano today, because of lack of good governance, no jobs and nothing is being done about it.
“Political thuggery is now the vogue for the youths. Women also engage themselves in societal vices and drugs. It pained me much when a study reveals that over three million bottles of codeine is consumed on a daily basis in Kano and Jigawa states.
“These are societal issues that I want to tackle by the grace of Almighty Allah.
“We have clear mandates that we can adopt to tackle all the problems facing education, primary healthcare and all aspects of governance,” Mr Zaura noted.
He added that his party GPN is optimistic that when elected, Kano state will taste the true dividends of democracy.
On whether he has prowess and knacks to defeat an incumbent governor, Mr Zaura said it is on record that a businessman stands more reliable to champion an enabling environment for investments and manage it professionally than any other person.
He said, even in US, the whole world witnessed a scene whereby a businessman challenged a professional politician and won the elections.
“Let me tell you that the world is advanced now, and I can assure you that a business man has more chances to bring about success in democratic environment than any other person.
“You can check that. We have witnessed how Donald Trump defeated a politician – Hillary Clinton in the US and that is exactly what will happen in Kano, God’s willing,” he said.
He, therefore, assured the Kano people that his party GPN is set to revive the state and record success.