𝑩𝒚 𝑫𝒂𝒉𝒂 𝑻𝒊𝒋𝒋𝒂𝒏𝒊, 𝑷𝒉𝑫
Democracy is a beautiful thing. In a democracy, people have the power to choose who leads them. And even in a place like Nigeria, with our various flaws and challenges, we are still blessed with the privilege of voting and making decisions that affect us all.
As Election Day approaches and you go about informing your loved ones about who is best to vote for to be the next governor of Kano State, do not forget Shaaban Ibrahim Sharada! This prominent young Nigerian politician, who is one of the brightest, smartest, and intelligent, will bring great changes if given the chance to take on this role.
Ever since his emergence as the flagbearer of the ADP (a party unknown to Kanawa), Shaaban has been making waves and gathering momentum. The progress and significant gains he made in just three months since joining the party is mindboggling.
This advancement did not come by chance; it was painstakingly engineered and orchestrated by Shaaban throughout the years. It was a masterstroke he nurtured since getting interested in the position several years ago, and it is now paying off.
𝙋𝙤𝙥𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚
From traditional media to social media to political analysts, Shaaban has dominated the talking points. Those who were mocking him are all having a serious rethink. For instance, on social media, on just one platform (Tik-Tok), his campaign tracks and challenges have garnered over 120 million views. A challenge with this many views has about a billion engagements (likes, shares, comments, reshares, etc.). This is a sign of favorability among young people who identify with one of them. Likewise, a pointer that Shaaban in no push-over. Jokes on you if you think this is just a social media hysteria.
To remain relevant in a political campaign, a candidate must be the topic of discussion. Some research suggests that even negative publicity is crucial in politics. As a result, Shaaban is no stranger to being mocked and tagged as an underdog. He is also no stranger to surprising people. Recall that, when he declared interest in running for office in 2018, he was mocked and called all sorts of names. However, what ensued was a resounding victory, which Shaaban won in a landslide.
The choices before Kanawa are very simple. The unpopular choice is to maintain the status-quo by allowing the baby boomers to keep leadings us to no-man’s-land where we have seen little or no progress since yesteryears. The more radical and progressive option, on the other hand, is to go for youth and an enthusiastic personality. As a Nigerian, I know how much our society celebrates the young and respects the elderly.
On this note, thirty-eight-year-old Shaaban encapsulates a mix of these qualities and can lead Kano to success. He is young, but he has the experience that comes with age.
Although there is some luck in life, Shaaban has worked hard to build up his resume, and he has the qualifications and experience that we need in a leader. He has a proven track record of success. He has been a successful personal assistant to the C-in-C, Federal Republic of Nigeria, a Member of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Network of African Parliamentarians for Defense and Security Committees; these are no mean feats achieved by the young lad.
As the election season approaches, I feel Shaaban is the perfect man for the position. Given the chance, Shaaban will be a terrific asset to our state. I sincerely hope that you will join me in supporting him.