Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Saturday promised social justice if elected.
The Media Director, APC Kaduna State Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday in Kaduna.
The APC flag bearer also promised to unite residents of the state irrespective of religion, ethnicity and political affiliations.
Speaking during a town hall meeting in Kaduna with hundreds of persons with disabilities, Mr. El-Rufai said: “Let me say it from the main framework of social justice, we are all one and created by God for his own reason. Social justice is justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society, which enables people to receive the basic benefits and burdens of cooperation.
“The relevant institutions can include education, health care, social security, labour rights, as well as a broader system of public services, progressive taxation and regulation of markets, to ensure fair distribution of wealth, equal opportunity, equality of outcome, and no gross social injustice.
“And so, I wish to submit here that if elected there will be real social justice in ensuring unity, development and social security for all”.
El-Rufai, who will challenge the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate and incumbent, Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero for the Kaduna governorship seat, concluded that the APC led government would ensure viable security in the state and also adequate social amenities.