Former Kaduna State Local Government Council Chairman ,Honourable Usman Ibrahim,popularly known as Sardauna Badarawa said the decision to contest for the Senate under the All Progressives Congress ,APC is informed by the desire to serve the people and make a difference .
He said though he was initially reluctant , the pressure and frequent calls from members of his constituency to contest compelled him to consider the invitation to vie .
According to him , perhaps the groups, individuals and members of the Kaduna North Central constituency that have mounted the pressure for contest must have considered the exemplary leadership , philanthropic gestures and humble disposition during days as Caretaker Chairman of Kaduna North Local government area .
In chat with journalists ,when he paid an unscheduled visit to Nigeria Union of Journalists ,(NUJ) Secretariat Honourable Usman Ibrahim explained that the Senate is place ,where you need a vibrant ,intelligent ,experienced administrator ,who can initiate and sponsor bills that will help bridge the gap of poverty and development .
According to Ibrahim , the 2019 election is going to be tough in terms of competitive contests , but will be recognised as one of the most peaceful and fairest election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission ,(INEC) .
” This is so ,because President Muhammed Buhari has been able to set up a system that is capable of producing a peaceful and acceptable election results .
“The Anambra governorship election is an example of the kind of election to expect in 2019. Buhari has demonstrated that whoever is popular can win election.
“And let me assure all contestants irrespective of party affiliation that President Buhari is committed to ensuring a level playing ground for all inasmuch as such contestant is credible and popular.
” It is against this background that I joined the race to vie for the Senate as a prospective aspirant that can represent the good people of Kaduna Central Senatorial zone.
On how he would win? He said , ” Of course , if we know that politics is a game of number , popularity, contribution to the society and representation , then I can comfortable say God has handed over power to me .
“But I want people to know that my background as a Muslim has empowered me to also understand that it is only God that gives power.”
He however, urged the electorate within the Kaduna North Central Senatorial zone to consider his antecedents as a former Council boss and as a successful businessman and give the chance to represent them in the Senate, come 2019.