- Kaduna State Governor Nasir EL Rufai has apologized to Nigerians he may have offended while in office.
- Meanwhile, the governor of Kaduna state also lamented the way some politicians were using religion and ethnicity to create division.
- According to the Governor of the All Progressives Congress, he wants to be able to sleep easy after leaving office.
With some five months to go until his term as governor of Kaduna State expired, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has apologized to those he might have offended while in office.
The Governor of Kaduna State said this in Kaduna at the inauguration ceremony of the head office of the Sultan Foundation for Peace and Development.
“We tried to do the right thing but only God is right, my apologies to anyone I have offended, we have five months left and I would like to go and sleep in peace.”
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The governor, when speaking about the 2023 general elections, emphasized the need to punish politicians who use religion as a campaign tool.
According to him, some politicians were using religion and ethnic origin to create division in their campaigns.
“People are united in their poverty, in their need for education, decent healthcare and to put food on their table, that’s what we should be focusing on, but some people are organizing meetings to promote religious and ethnic division. That is the last thing Nigeria needs at a time when the whole world is facing challenges of ultranationalism and global supply chain disruption.”
South Kaduna attack: CAN talks tough, exposes top secret
Meanwhile, following the invasion of two communities in the Kaura local government of Kaduna State by terrorists, the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) expressed its displeasure over the attack, which killed 20 people.
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In a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday, December 20, the president of the state CAN, Joseph Hayab, condemned the murders carried out by terrorists in the Kaura local government.
Hayab stated that the attack on Sunday December 18 indicates that the terrorists have not been neutralized in the southern part of Kaduna.
Trouble hits Kaduna Politics over top politician’s gubernatorial candidacy
Top leaders of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Kaduna state have called for the resignation of Suleiman Hunkuyi, as their gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections.
The leaders also threatened legal action against the party if Hunkuyi remains as the NNPP gubernatorial candidate.
Murtala said party stakeholders have started collecting signatures that would lead to eventual legal action against the NNPP and Hunkuyi. Noting that Hunkuyi was miscast as NNPP’s gubernatorial candidate, Murtala said the party cannot afford to lose the upcoming election for this reason.