“Why Your Running Mate Cannot Save Your Administration” – Sanga Youths To El-Rufai
A group under the auspices of Sanga Youth Initiative for Peace and Development from the same local government with Dr Hadiza Balarebe, El-Rufai’s running mate, has vehemently said that the choice of Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’s running mate will not save his administration from capsizing.
The group in a statement jointly signed and issued by Ayuba John Gwantu (Esq), Mohammed Abudulahi Avenkong, Paul Amba Peter Jnr said,
“We want to categorically state it clearly that whoever El-Rufai picked as his running mate will not save his administration from capsizing and will not heal the wounds he, (Nasir Gov. El-rufai) inflicted on the good people of Sanga local government.
“We are surprised that while other local governments who did not support and vote for Mallam Nasir El-rufai in 2015, were rewarded with juicy appointments, Sanga L.G was completely neglected for good 3 years, until when the chips went down.
“You have betrayed us once, hence cannot and will never be trusted again.
“His choice of a Muslim running mate from Sanga is meant to divide Kaduna state along religious and ethnic line, hence must be completely rejected.”
The group urged the people not to allow themselves to be swindled by such political plot by what they called ‘anti-people administration’.
“We call on all lovers of fairness, justice and equity within and outside Sanga local government to show Mallam Nasir El-rufai the way out of government in the forthcoming 2019 poll.
“We also want to categorically state that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Our traditional rulers, alongside other members of the APC who went to the Government House Kaduna, on a thank you visit, were on a frolic of their own.
“It should be noted that CAN is a non-profit and non-political organization, hence it should remain as such. Its leadership doesn’t in any way represent our political views in Sanga local government.
“We hereby call on the general public to disregard such groups or institutions as they are speaking on personal capacities and nothing more. As concerned members of our community, we feel Mallam Nasir El-rufai has not exhibited the leadership qualities that are required to bring the desired peace, unity and further move Kaduna state to the greatness we all envisage.
“They cannot determine our future politically, and in no way were they speaking for the entire good people of Sanga Local Government,” the group explained.
The group expressed shock that the governor that couldn’t find sanga indigene suitable for any appointment until when his administration was capsizing and was having too many issues, like unemployment, unjustified sack of teachers, vehicle Inspection Officer’s, KDIRS staff, victimization of some selected Local government staff, denigration of our traditional institution and other problems bedevilling his administration, would at the end of his first tenure ask the people of Sanga to join him by picking a running mate from the Local Government.
“We want to categorically state it clearly that whoever El-rufai picked as his running mate will not save his administration from capsizing and will not heal the wounds he, (Nasir Gov. El-rufai) inflicted on the good people of Sanga local government.
“His choice of a Muslim running mate from Sanga is meant to divide Kaduna state along religious and ethnic line, hence must be completely rejected.
“We urge our people not to allow themselves to be swindled by such political plot by this anti-people administration. We call on all lovers of fairness, justice and equity within and outside Sanga local government to show Mallam Nasir El-rufai the way out of government in the forthcoming 2019 poll.
“Elrufai’s predecessors have sustained this peace-building initiative it’s quite unfortunate that Mallam Nasir Elrufai is the only person that has not only succeded in destroying it, but has also gone an extra mile to empower the Crisis merchants, and at the same time punish some of the victims.
“We hereby want to make it clear, that we have lost confidence on the Governor and his autocratic style of administration which is a total fiasco.
“We also reject the position of the Deputy Governor that was offered to divide us more, as that position does not hold water.
“We would have even preferred to have a Ministerial position or the Secretary to the State Government in his first tenure, instead of a shadowy ineffectual deputy governor’s office, which is too late now.
“The youths of Sanga local government cannot save him(Mallam Nasir) from perishing in the forthcoming 2019 poll, nor can we follow him to his early political grave,” the group observed.
They called on the peace-loving people of Kaduna State to salvage the state from what they called ‘the scourge of bad leadership to avoid total collapse by voting Mallam Nasir El-rufai out of office come 2019.