El-Rufai Under Criticism Over Statements Against Senator Sani, Others

– The Centre for Information Technology and Development has criticised Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state over statements credited to him

– The organisation condemned the governor’s statement against three senators representing the state at the National Assembly

– The members of the public have been urged not to react to El-Rufai’s statement.

The governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has been condemned by the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) over his recent statements against three senators representing the state at the National Assembly.

It was reported that the governor had in audio/video clip that went viral on social media, made hateful comment and call to action statement against Senators Shehu Sani, Danjuma Laah and Suleiman Hunkuyi.

In a statement signed by Hamza Ibrahim, CITAD urged El-Rufai to as a matter of urgency withdraw his comments and caution his supporters against engaging in any form of violence, Daily Trust reports. NAIJ.com notes that the people were urged to disregard the governor’s statement while the Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress was called upon to condemn the comments The statement read: “We urge the public to remain calm and peaceful, and not react to the statements. The Senators, Shehu Sani, Danjuma Laah and Sulaiman Hunkuyi should also caution their followers not engage in counter hate speech or counter mobilization for violence.”

“Saddled with the responsibility of ensuring peace and security of lives and properties of people in Kaduna state and preventing actions and comments capable of jeopardising peace in the state that is facing security challenges, the governor should have avoided making these sorts of hateful comments. We deeply regret and condemn the inciting comments by Malam Nasir El-Rufai.”

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, May 4, said that the three senators representing his state were ignorant of the real indices of development and progress in a democratic setting, describing the lawmakers as the enemies of democracy.

The governor said this at the Kaduna Township Stadium, weeks after the senators, Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), Suleiman Hukunyi (Kaduna North), and Danjuma Leah (Kaduna South) blocked a $350 million loan request by the Kaduna government.