Exclusive: Abdul Tukur, Kudan, Kaduna – Political Correspondent
Governor Nasir el-Rufai was booed as he made his way to the wedding of a stalwart of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The Kaduna State Governor, who is very unpopular in the area, was making his way to the glamorous event at Kudan Local Government with Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi when he was heckled
Speaking in Hausa, angry members of the public told Mallam el-Rufai “Bamu so, Bamu so” which translates to “go, we do not want you anymore.”
Governor el-Rufai has faced a barrage of criticism over his policies which have been very unpopular with the people.
In an interview with Tribune, Senator Shehu Sani complained about how the Governor was running a government that does not consider the interest of the people of the state.
Senator Sani said: “He has to take consideration of the fact that he met people that were impoverished, that were muscled, harassed and demoralized by the government of the PDP. So, first of all, they don’t need harsh policies that will further impoverish and alienate them. We need to carry them along, taking cognisance of the situation which we find them in. I fundamentally differ with him on that issue. For that reason, he has decided on his own not to even appoint people who identify with me in anyway and who are also seen to be from my camp.”
During the elections, the Governor, a former Minister of the FCT, promised to ‘Make Kaduna Great Again,’ but a recent Debt Management Office, DMO report shows that with $222.8 million, Kaduna has the second highest domestic debt in the country.
Well informed sources have informed DENISAURUS News that Governor el-Rufai sacked all the district heads and allocated the building of the Chieftaincy Affairs to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in an attempt to appease the anti-graft agency which might be on his “neck over a 3 billion naira contract scam.”
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Yesterday, a vote of no confidence was passed against Governor el-Rufai’s administration.
The chairman of the Executive Committee of the group, Maitaimaki Maiyashi, said: “The party is deliberately weakened and virtually ineffective. Mercenaries are hired to attack individuals and anybody who dares any opinion meant to add value to public policy. The only opinion or input respected is those of hired consultants specifically recruited from outside the state who do not even understand our environment and lack the commitment to address our developmental priorities.’’