In a rare feat, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Zone, Shehu Sani Tuesday tested his popularity at the Kaduna central market square when he visited hundreds of traders.
Senator Sani unaided by armed security stormed the Kaduna main market apparently acting on the challenge thrown to him by Governor Nasir El–Rufai to visit the market square as a test to his popularity in the State.
On his arrival at the Central Market, hundreds of market women and other traders abandoned their wares to welcome the Senator representing the Senatorial zone amidst shouts of “Sai Shehu, Sai Shehu, Sai Shehu”.
Sani took time to meet the traders at selected stalls and faciliate with them.
Also in his Twitter account, he said”. I have responded to the challenge by Governor El-Rufai to visit the market without security escort”.
Senator Sani then threw back the challenge to El-Rufai to visit the market and test his popularity.
Meanwhile, also speaking on the visit, the special adviser to the Senator on politics and strategy, Comrade Ahmed Suleiman said ” the visit by Senator Shehu Sani to the Market to see traders is an annual event to him”.
“Any leader who is worth his office should also rise to the challenge and go to the market square unaided by security escort to test his popularity”, he added.
It would also be recalled that Governor Governor El-Rufai on Monday dared Shehu Sani, to a popularity contest at the state’s Central Market.
The governor, who threw the challenge while addressing Journalists saying, “Shehu Sani cannot even campaign in the market. I challenge him, let us go to Kaduna Central Market and let’s see who will come out unscathed.”