El-Rufai sets up transition committee, replies Gov. Yero

Kaduna State Governor-elect, Nasir El-Rufai​,​ on Wednesday inaugurated the All Progressives Congress transition committee ahead of his May 29, 2015 assumption of office.

The committee ​is​ chaired by Mr. El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007, Balarabe Lawal.

Mr. El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement issued in the state.

According to him, the transition committee consists of experienced technocrats, politicians and other professionals.

The governor-elect ​also officially replied incumbent Governor, Ramalan Yero’s congratulatory letter.

Mr. El-Rufai was quoted in his reply to have said “Permit me to most warmly acknowledge your congratulatory message on the occasion of our victory in the gubernatorial election.

“I appreciate the grace of your letter and the kind words it contains. I must also put on record that we welcome the spirit behind your phone call that preceded the letter.

“Given the short window that exists between now and the handover, it is our intention to swiftly focus on matters of transition.

The APC has established its own transition committee, chaired by our own Balarabe Abbas Lawal.”

Governor Yero in his letter to the Governor-elect described Mr. El-Rufai’s victory as overwhelming and symbolizing collective resolve of the citizenry.

Mr. El-Rufai, governorship candidate of the APC defeated incumbent Governor Yero of the PDP on April 11, 2015 in a landslide victory across the state.

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