The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party and the member of the House of Representatives for Kano Municipal Constituency, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada, has hailed the people of Kano for responding maturely to the ban on tricycles on some major roads, which took effect on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.
In a statement released by the Gubernatorial Campaign Council spokesperson, Abbas Yushau Yusuf, the governorship candidate stated this while responding to the reversal of the restrictions by the state government less than 24 hours after the enforcement.
Sharada said the people had shown the state government through democratic means that they did not support the ban.
“Our call and condemnation for the untimely policy and for a level playing field for every Kano citizen has forced the government, the Deputy Governor, who is the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, into a dramatic reaction and in a tone that suggests playing with the intelligence of the people through persuasive drama and radio announcements for the reversal of the unprepared policy,” he said.
He urged the people to vote against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Nasiru Gawuna, who has promised to consolidate the achievements of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
“The restriction was put in place without proper stakeholder engagement, not knowing that people would be this bitter. They will not know the consequences until after the election when they will be rejected by the people of Kano because of their anti-mass policies.
“The Ganduje administration has failed in all aspects: selling plots of land unnecessarily without looking at the risk, lack of access to major roads because of dilapidation, and lack of proper regulation of tricycle operators are legacies that posterity will judge.
“I’m restating to the general public that a vote for Gawuna is that of consolidation on Ganduje’s legacies, which he earlier promised in one of his speeches after the governor’s endorsement of his candidature at Africa House.
“For Gawuna to be pretending that he’s not part of the people who supported the restriction is a mere joke. We all know he was among those consulted. He is just trying to save his face,” Sharada said.