- Governor Nasir El-Rufai urges people of Kaduna central senatorial district to vote his political adviser for the Senate
- He tells the people of the state to conduct themselves with civility during the local government election coming up on Saturday, May 12
- The Centre for Information Technology and Development criticises El-Rufai over alleged inciting statements credited to him
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has endorsed one of his aides, Uba Sani, to contest for the senatorial position of Kaduna central senatorial district, the same zone Senator Shehu Sani currently represents at the National Assembly.
Premium Times reports that El-Rufai made the endorsement during a state wide APC campaign rally at the local governments that make up the Kaduna central senatorial district.
He urged the people of the zone to vote his political adviser in place of Senator Shehu Sani.
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The governor also called on the people of the state to conduct themselves with civility during the local government election coming up on Saturday, May 12.
He said: “It has been my privilege this week to lead the APC team as we campaigned across Kaduna State. We have been thrilled by the enthusiastic reception we have received everywhere we have been, from the rolling hills of Sanga to the plains of Soba, from Zaria to Zango-Kataf.
“I wish to thank the people of Kaduna State for giving us a warm welcome. The APC looks forward to you expressing the same vigorous support by electing our candidates to lead the 23 local government councils that our reforms have turned into better instruments of government.
“As we campaigned, we have engaged with our people and shown what we are doing to make life better across the state. There is no zone without at least 300 projects. Within our limited resources, this government has invested in Education, Health, Roads and Water.
“I urge every resident of Kaduna State to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner and respect the integrity of the voting process. Let us all ensure that our local government elections of 12 May 2018 set an example of orderliness and respect for democratic processes."
Meanwhile, Nasir El-Rufai has been condemned by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) over his recent statements against three senators representing the state at the National Assembly.
It was reported that the governor had in audio/video clip that went viral on social media, made hateful comment and call to action statement against Senators Shehu Sani, Danjuma Laah and Suleiman Hunkuyi.
In a statement signed by Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD urged El-Rufai to as a matter of urgency withdraw his comments and caution his supporters against engaging in any form of violence, Daily Trust reports.
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