Why I want to govern Kaduna – El Rufai

A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, has said he joined the governorship race in his home state, Kaduna, because of the level of decay there.

In a statement on Monday, Mr. El-Rufai, who is running on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, lamented that the state, which used to be a point of reference, was now lagging behind other states, including those recently created.

“Our state, Kaduna, is now fragmented across ethnic and religious lines,” he said.
“Without federal allocations, the state cannot survive. Our renowned educational institutions are decaying, while unemployment and youth restiveness are visible. Trust in government is low and the essentials needed to stimulate socio-economic development are most lacking.”

He said the situation should not be allowed to deteriorate further.

“Otherwise the cohesive fabric of our community may be completely destroyed,” he said. “Bearing in mind the need to rescue our beloved state; coupled with deep reflection and wide consultation with stakeholders who cherish the importance of providing good leadership, I have resolved to contest for the office of the Governor of Kaduna State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 elections.”

The former minister said though he did not underestimate the challenges ahead, he also appreciated the enormity of the tasks ahead and the potential land mines that the ruling party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had placed on the part of the people of the state.

He appealed for the support and prayers of the people “as we begin the journey to rebuild Kaduna State and put our people on the road to peace and socio-economic prosperity.”

Mr. El-Rufai assured that in due course, he and his colleagues would make every effort to visit and intimate the people of the progress his campaign team had made so far, unfold our strategies and present its ideas towards making Kaduna State great again.

He said, “We shall value your thoughts and guidance in these regards. I hope you will support, guide and assist our efforts at ensuring that the APC wins all elective positions in Kaduna State to enable us free our citizens from insecurity, underdevelopment and despair.

“I thank you very much and hope to reach out to you in the weeks and months ahead. In the event we are unable to do so, we nevertheless crave for your blessings and prayers, while appreciating any counsel and support through whatever means possible.”

He also stated that any observer of the social, political, and economic trends in Nigeria today must be appalled at the level of decay and despair in the society.

“More alarming is the dangerous path unto which the ruling party has pushed our Nation. It does not require genius to realize that the signs are ominous and the very future of our dear country is far from certain,” the former minister said.


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  • George


    Pls who see RIBADU of recent I heard he is now working in Patient Goodluck toilet department somebody help to confirm this ok.

    Useless boys insulting elders

    • Bigzy

      Well, I hope not. Not least because it conjures up the most unsavoury images.

    • Tonnero

      And you just insulted your elder and superior in intellect and achievement.

  • D8 – Bulldozer

    I want to govern kaduna state because I want to continue the good demolition work I started. My bulldozers are idle.Be it illegal or legal structures..ALL MUST GO!
    So that I will be able to reallocate same to my family, friends & concubines.

    • Onike24

      Did he demolish legal structures? Why is it that when people do the right thing we demonize them? This claim that he gave land to his wives and concubines is it true? Can you substantiate it.

      • Tonnero

        Don’t take them seriously. These people are cursed. How else will you describe people who support those that rob them blind?

    • Tonnero

      Repeating lies does not make them true. You and your relatives are probably some of those who turned Abuja into a slum before the courageous man came and insisted on cleaning up the place. Since he left, Abuja is gradually going back to what it was before El Rufai. The man is smart and can deliver results even when the road is difficult. Something you oga, Dumbo, cannot do.

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  • Abel Moses

    indeed. My the giver of all good be with you. we need people like you el Rufai.

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Kaduna State deserves a El-Rufai. They shouldn’t let this wise choice pass them by.

  • Tawandah incommunicado

    More CBN style inflated contracts will flow in Kaduna and more FCT style family land allocations will be the order of the day !!

  • Bigzy

    With visionaries of Yero’s stature about, this can only be a pipe dream by the little fella.

    • Tonnero

      Can you share some of the visions Yero has enumerated? You paid PDP agents who are suddenly afraid of losing Kaduna. You compare Yero to El Rufai who ran the BOE successfully before SINGLEHANDEDLY making Abuja what it is today. Keep dreaming.

      • Bigzy

        If you actually believe that El Rufai made Abuja what it is today, then you need your head examined. El Rufai, as the Minister for the Federal territory, was know for nepotism and actually came out to defend the practice. He has since become a rabble rouser and Boko Haram defender/confusionist. Put the little parrot back in his cage.

  • ND

    Ur likes will never smell public office again. Agent of division. Election is not facebook where u only look for any perceived bad about the govt to tweet. U’ll fail miserably. Those ill gotten wealth thru CBN will evaporate.

  • Buhari the Sharia Virus

    Southern Kaduna people should be prepare to die under Rufai regime. He is an Islamist. An advocate of Sharia that gave birth to Boko-Haram. Sharia virus had kill more people than Ebola and corruption combined. A vote for Nasir El-Rufai is a vote for Sharia.

    Sharia virus has been killing non-Muslims in Nigeria right from the days of Usman Dan fodio. Up til date the Northern Muslims are yet to develop a vaccine for Sharia virus.

    STOP THE SPREAD OF SHARIA VIRUS BY NOT VOTING FOR BUHARI and Nasir El-Rufai. Buhari and Nasir El-Rufai are advocates of Sharia. Sharia means dead to non-Muslims.

    Say No to Sharia rule.

  • Peter Ariyeka

    El Rufai has no moral compass. He is to be rejected. Once defeated he’ll face justice for nepotic allocation of Abuja lands. And he will most likely be needed by the EFCC on the other matter of 5 billion Naira that he took from Sule Lamido Sanusi under an insane contract to design a hotel for the Central Bank of Nigeria.

  • Mockme

    Beautiful letter addressed to the wrong audience. May be the writer does not understand he is writing to the worst group of Nigerians. They are the very ones who have held the nation to ransom just because of the millions they cart away. I am sorry you wasted you time hitting the keyboards of your computer.