By Sunday Isuwa, Abuja
The National Secretary, United Nigerians’ Mandate for Atiku/Okowa ’23, Hon Zachariah Dauke Suleiman has been honoured with the Humanitarian Award Of Excellence.
Suleiman who was the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for the Kaduna South Senatorial District in the last primaries where he surprised many with an outstanding performance, received the award from the Maiwaazi Ministries International in conjunction with Five Star Ministerial World Alliance, Atlanta Georgia, over his empowerment of youths and widows not only in Southern Kaduna, but Nigeria at large.
The event which took place in Abuja at the weekend, saw Suleiman being honoured as An Icon of Community and Societal Transformation in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards empowerment and development.
The award was handed over to Suleiman by the Senior Pastor, Wonder Chapel International, Bishop Dauda Maiwa’azi, an event the paramount ruler of Karu, The Esu Karu, Baba Panya was in attendance.
Speaking with journalists after the event, Suleiman said even though the honour was unexpected, added that it will spur him to do more.
“This award is unexpected because all I’ve been doing, I thought people were not seeing. Incidentally, the society is seeing and I am receiving it with all humility, ” Suleiman said while appreciating the organisers.
“I appreciate it because it is going to give me another encouragement to do more than what I’ve been doing in terms of empowerment of the youths in Southern Kaduna and the widows I am taking care of, ” Suleiman said.
On the 2023 general elections, Suleiman, who is the National Secretary, United Nigerians’ Mandate for Atiku/Okowa ’23, used the opportunity to call on Nigerians to vote for Atiku/Ticket which he said, stands for unity, security and development.
“Definitely, our candidate is a candidate to beat because in terms of experience, in terms of capacity, he is a unifier, he is somebody who can bring Nigeria together. His antecedents are very strong, he has contributed a lot to the development of the country.
“Our group, The United Nigeria Mandate for Atiku/Okowa is working very hard to ensure we sensitise the people and make them know the need to have somebody who can unify this country.
“Our biggest challenge is the inability of the leadership to effectively manage the differences that we have, the diversity that we have. Atiku is the one that can effectively manage the differences and the diversity this country is having and you know we have never been divided like this before.
“Atiku is a unifier. He is coming to unify this country and his vision has to do with the need to secure this country, make it stronger, unite this country, bring peace and development to this country, ” Suleiman added.