Posted by News Express | 18 October 2015 | 3,114 times
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, yesterday told aggrieved persons over political and ministerial appointments made so far by his administration to go and commit suicide if they are not happy about the appointments.
El-Rufai, who visibly lost his temper while answering questions from stakeholders at the 4th town hall meeting with Kaduna Central, otherwise known as zone 2, said he could not give appointment to persons that did not vote for him during the last governorship election.
His words: “If you are not happy with appointments made, you can go and climb Kufena Mountain and fall. It was what you voted that you got because we are aware that there are people who did not vote for us, in fact they worked against us.
“But now they claim to be All Progressives Congress (APC) members and loyal to the party. We know such people. And so there is no way they would expect anything from us. You didn’t vote us but you want appointments. What you will get is zero. It is politics and in whatever we do there is politics.”
El-Rufai also used the opportunity to debunk allegation making rounds in the state that he nominated Hajia Zainab Shamsudeen for President Buhari’s ministerial list, saying that he had no hand in her nomination.
“Before we were elected as governor we advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow any governor nominate minister for him, because if he allows that they will nominate somebody of their choice and not that, of the President. And the President heeds to that advice. No governor nominated any ministerial appointee for the President.
“And there are some people who appeared on the face as APC, but right inside them they are PDP. We know those who did anti-party. And they didn’t vote for us but they went to get house close to Buhari in Abuja for nomination. So, President Buhari single handedly nominated Zainab,” El-Rufai explained.
Earlier, Governor El-Rufai had unveiled new logo for the state, saying henceforth the state will now use its own coat of arms.
“As a reflection of our confidence in the future of Kaduna State, we are today unveiling a new state logo. This logo represents a new brand identity for our state. Its constituent elements are rooted in the history and culture of our people. It retains work and worship, the old motto of the Northern Region, as our state motto,” El-Rufai said. (Sunday Sun)
•Photo shows Governor El-Rufai.
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