- Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has been warned to stay away from the political affairs of Lagos state
- The warning was given by a Yoruba group, known as the Coalition of Odua Self-determination Group (COSEG)
- COSEG in its statement asked Governor El-Rufai the face the insecurity challenges that preoccupies his state
A Yoruba group, known as the Coalition of Odua Self-determination Group (COSEG) has asked the governor of Kaduna, Nasir el-Rufai, to stop interfering with the politics Lagos and face the predicaments of his own state, The Nation reports.
COSEG, in a statement signed by the chairman of its coordinating council, Comrade Ifedayo Ogunlana , said that “the Kaduna State governor does not possess the requisite knowledge of democratic development on Lagos State, and as such he should not involve himself in the politics of the state.”
The group further said: ”We are amazed that el-Rufai could state what was attributed to him. This statement of his cannot be taken seriously in Lagos because Lagos has witnessed massive infrastructural development under the present leadership since 1999.
“Every political leader in Nigeria has attested to the development of Lagos, and this has been because of great progressive leaders led by Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. He laid the blueprint of a new Lagos which successive regimes have been following and which has led to the economic development of the state and massive infrastructure.”
“We, therefore, warn Governor el-Rufai to leave Lagos alone. Lagos is miles away from Kaduna in leadership and infrastructural development. Our own people are very conscious and our leaders care so much about people’s welfare. The progressive political leadership in Lagos has successfully developed it to a state of envy. Our people are not also sentimental and beclouded by ethnic or religious issues.
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“We urge him to have a change of heart and face Kaduna governance steadily rather than waste his time on Lagos.”
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported that in defence of El Rufai's statement on how to retire Nigerian godfathers, the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, May 8, released a statement.
The ruling party in the state, through its assistant publicity secretary, Salisu Tanko Wusono, said that Governor El Rufai only urged the electorate to come out in massive numbers to vote.
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