- The PDP would never be relevant in Kaduna again, Governor El-Rufai has said
- Tribunal had affirmed El-Rufai's victory during the March 9 governorship election in the state
- According to the governor, the PDP destroyed the state in the last 16 years of its administration
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has passed a strong verdict on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, days after his victory was affirmed by the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in the state.
Daily Trust reports that El-Rufai said the PDP has been relegated, adding that the opposition party would never be relevant again in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the governor disclosed this while addressing All Progressives Party (APC) loyalists who visited him to congratulate him over his victory at the tribunal.
El-rufai said apart from embezzling public funds, the PDP also destroyed the state in the last 16 years of its administration.
He said: “Today, we were told we are the honest and the liars are told they are liars. God willing, PDP will never be relevant in this state. We don’t talk too much because if God gives you leadership, all you need to do is to focus on your work so that God will make it easy for you to deliver.
“We don’t talk about their injustice, we don’t talk about the public wealth they embezzled to build houses and didn’t repair or provide water. They didn’t provide roads and markets. They only destroyed the town where they were supposed to do something better , they caved it out and shared to people to build corner shops. All the money given to them in 16 years, they can’t show you one project except the Kawo express road."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that PDP reacted to the declaration of Governor El-Rufai as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state. The party said it was unfortunate that the tribunal agreed that elections were conducted in all local government areas of the state including Birnin Gwari and Giwa that were not accessible during the exercise, due to insecurity.
It was reported that the petition filed by the PDP’s candidate, Isa Ashiru, was struck out by the tribunal judge, Justice Ibrahim Bako, for lack of evidence.
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