General

The three senators representing Kaduna are useless-Nasir el-Rufai

Share

The governor of Kaduna state, says the three senators
representing his state are ignorant of the real indices of
development and progress in a democratic setting.
He made the comment five weeks after the senators — Shehu Sani
(Kaduna central), Sulieman Hukunyi (Kaduna north), and Danjuma
Leah (Kaduna south) — blocked a $350 million loan request by the
Kaduna government.
The state had sought to get the facility from the World Bank but the
federal lawmakers said the loan would erode the economic viability
of Kaduna.
Speaking while flagging off the All Progressives Congress (APC)
campaign for the local government election in the state on Friday,
el-Rufai described the lawmakers as the enemies of democracy.
The governor, who spoke in Hausa, told the thousands of people at
the Kaduna Township Stadium, where the event held, that the
senators conspired to stop his government from obtaining the loan
to build infrastructure and develop the state.
He said the action showed that they were irresponsible and asked
the people not to allow “opportunists” like them to remain in the
national assembly.
He described their stay in the upper legislative chamber as a bad
omen, saying they were also targeting President Muhammadu
Buhari.
John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, Zainab Ahmed,
minister of state for budget and national planning, were among the
dignitaries at the event.
“The senators from the state who worked against the World Bank
loan are useless; they came out and said this loan should not be
given. What is their reason for rejecting the loan? It is because
they are haters of the masses in Kaduna state,” he said.
“If a road project is initiated in your town, they don’t want it to be
completed. If we start renovating a hospital, they don’t want it to
be completed. If five schools are renovated and 10 are remaining,
they will not want the remaining 10 to be renovated.
“Today, there are no haters of the masses of Kaduna state like
Shehu Sani, Suleiman Hunkuyi and Danjuma Laah, God will curse
them. God will reward their wickedness against the masses, may
God never bless them. All members of the house of
representativesfrom this state, God bless them, may God return
them to their seats in 2019.
“Members of our state assembly who gave us their cooperation
before the World Bank approved the loan to us, may God bless
them and may God return them to their seats in 2019. But those
ones that are cursed, if they come to Kaduna, shave their heads
and beard. They have shown that they are bastards, they have no
origin, therefore, it is important to tell them that they did not
originate from this state.
“If the time for election comes, answer them with votes, show
them that you don’t like them… Let them go back to where they
come from. Let them go to the people they are working for to vote
for them.
“I want my people to comprehend the simple logic that the three
senators representing my state at the senate are starkly ignorant
of the real indices of development and progress in a democratic
setting,” he said.
“Their major concern is to amass money at the expense of their
people. The electorate are at liberty to call their buff, and this is the
right time.
“I really commend all our legislators serving satisfactorily at the
house of representativesand equally thank all the legislators at the
state assembly for their absolute commitment and sacrifice. I
believe that with the confidence of the electorate they are earning,
they are poised to surmount every obstacle.”
He promised that local government election would be credible,
assuring the people that he would not tamper with the process.
El-Rufai also appealed to the people to support his party.
“In our position as democrats, we took time our time to restore the
dignity of local governments to perform their functions,” he said.
“We inherited a system whereby local governments could not pay
salaries without help from the state government… APC is soliciting
for your support for the council polls.

3 Comments

  1. Lol

  2. Ok

  3. OK

Leave a Reply