- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state faults suggestions that his administration is not favourably disposed to Christians in the state
- El-Rufai tells a group of pastors that he has never made any decision based on religion and ethnicity in his life
- The governor notes that he makes mistakes like any other person and promises that his administration will be fair to everybody
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has dismissed suggestions that he is biased against Christians in the state, noting that he has nothing against them.
El-Rufai on Saturday, February 9, at a town hall meeting with a group of pastors said that he had never made any decision based on religion and ethnicity, Daily Trust reports.
He said that his decision to pick a Muslim running mate was not based on religion and ethnicity, as speculated.
“In my life, I have never worked with people based on religious and ethnic consideration. Don’t look at what people said but what I have done in the past,” El-Rufai said.
“Go through my records and see what I have done. On the issue of my running mate, we are encouraging women participation in politics. She is a competent woman.
The governor who noted that he makes mistakes like any other person, promised that his administration will be fair to everybody.
“Check our records in the last three years and six months, we have worked. We built, repaired primary and secondary schools. We fixed our primary health centres. I am human and I can make mistakes like any other person. I will be fair to everybody. We must unite our people for progress. I want Kaduna State to interact on the basis of humanity not religion and ethnicity,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, has advised Nigerians to refrain from negative acts and vote peacefully during the forthcoming general elections.
Sanusi gave the advice when the People Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential flag bearer, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, paid him a courtesy visit at his palace in Kano on Sunday.
The emir, who urged eligible voters to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) before the elections, called for continuous prayers for peaceful elections in the country.
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