As Nigeria marks three years of democracy under the present leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Sen Suleinman Hunkuyi, has declared his interest to contest for the governor seat in Kaduna State comes 2019.
Hunkuyi, who many said allowed Malam Nasir el-Rufai to ride on his state structure in the run up to the 2015 elections is not having a good relationship with the incumbent governor.
Hunkuyi is now at dagger head with the governor following disagreement on el-Rufai’s style of governance that led to demolition of his house.
But in a Democracy Day statement posted on his Facebook page, Hunkuyi said the essence of democracy is to positively impact the lives of the people through good governance that guarantees their well-being, safety and security.
“Unfortunately what we have in Kaduna State is a different version of Democracy – one that is responsible for the mass sacking of workers, demolition of houses, incessant kidnap and killings, elimination of freedom of expression, enslavement, empty promises and electoral fraud among others,” the statement said.
While declaring his interest to contest for the seat of the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House comes 2019, Hunkuyi, a member of the APC, said his style of governance will be different from that of Mr el-Rufai if he emerged governor.
“May God Almighty accept all our prayers concerning Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s political ambitions. May he also grant him the grace to
restore true democracy in Kaduna State. HAPPY DEMOCRACY DAY,” the statement added.