Former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja and Chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Malam Nasir El-Rufai yesterday visited Fadan Kagoma, home town of former governor of Kaduna state, late Sir Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa where he formally declared his gubernatorial ambition for the race in the state.

El-Rufai, who spoke at the palace of Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka Wyoms (rtd) said he was at the palace to formally inform people of Gwong Chiefdom his gubernatorial ambition which he said hinged on justice, responsible and sensitive leadership in taking the state to another level.

He noted that justice is paramount in development and unity of any nation.

The former minister also paid tribute to the memory of late Yakowa who he described as a responsible and sincere leader whose death left a big vacuum in the polity of the state.

?I come here to formally inform you of our decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna state.

?I am set and ready to move to action, justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessings and moral backing.

?I am not new to our state; I did my primary school, secondary school and university in our state. And also practiced here in our state before moving to Abuja where we both served with Yakowa in General Abdulsalam Abubakar?s government, and so I know our problems and together we will run a responsible and participatory government together.?

The former minister concluded that diversities are strength and corner stone of purposeful development, saying, ?Diversities and differences are strength as instituted by Almighty God and it is His making and so we must harness it for common good.?

The former minister continued his familiarization tour in Southern Kaduna area of the state ahead of his public declaration.

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