The Benue State Authorities has accused the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai of deceptive President Muhammadu Buhari on problems with safety in Nigeria.
DAILY POST stories that Governor El-Rufai had in an announcement, accused his Benue counterpart, Governor Ortom of utilizing the insecurity in Benue to assault the Federal Authorities with the intention to cowl up his failure.
Reacting, in an announcement issued on Saturday by Terver Akase, the Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, the state authorities mentioned El-Rufai is unqualified to talk on safety points within the nation owing to his incapacity to curb kidnapping and killings in his state.
The assertion additionally accused the Governor of dividing the folks of Kaduna State stressing that Ortom just isn’t the reason for the excessive stage of insecurity in Kaduna State.
The assertion reads: “We need to imagine that El-Rufai was wrongly quoted. A person who has failed in a number of points as Governor of Kaduna has no ethical justification to accuse one other Governor.
“A Governor who has divided the great folks of Kaduna in opposition to each other by not hiding his hatred of indigenes of the state on account of faith and ethnicity just isn’t certified to guage one other Governor on any problem by any means. A Governor who selected a Muslim deputy in a state the place Christians have an enormous inhabitants is actually not one to evangelise unity and peaceable co-existence.
“El-Rufai’s assault on Governor Ortom is merely to make him look good earlier than the Presidency. He has apparently fallen out of favour on the Villa and desires to make use of Governor Ortom as a launch pad again to reckoning. How has he dealt with his personal issues in Kaduna? It is a man who has insulted virtually each distinguished Nigerian together with the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and former President Olusegun Obasanjo; a person who’s his former boss and one who introduced him to limelight.
“Nigerians haven’t forgotten the unprintable issues El-Rufai mentioned throughout Goodluck Jonathan’s time as President. He insulted the then President and publicly supported terrorists attacking components of the nation. His statements on the kidnapping of Chibok women and several other different acts of terrorism are nonetheless recent in our minds. El-Rufai is on document to have mentioned repeatedly that Fulani folks should retaliate any mistaken executed to them regardless of how lengthy it takes.
“Is Governor Ortom accountable for El-Rufai’s incapacity to make sure peace in Kaduna State the place bandits have taken over some communities whereas kidnappings and killings happen every day?
‘El-Rufai admitted to paying Fulani herdsmen whom he invited from different West African international locations within the title of stopping assaults in Southern Kaduna. Since he made the confessional assertion, assaults on the folks of Southern Kaduna have escalated. This is the reason he desires males of fine conscience like Governor Ortom to be silent to pave the best way for the conquest and growth agenda to succeed.
“Kidnapping has develop into a standard crime in Kaduna State underneath Nasir el-Rufai.
Apart from the a lot celebrated instances, it has been estimated that at each given time, not lower than 300 individuals are kidnapped in Kaduna by kidnappers who’re all the time recognized as El-Rufai’s kinsmen. He pays them billions to embolden them. He has turned the state into one of the crucial unsafe locations to reside in Nigeria at the moment.
“Speaking about taking somebody critically, if different Nigerians take El-Rufai critically, we in Benue don’t do the identical. A person who has no regard for humanity doesn’t deserve our consideration.
“Nasir el-Rufai is a sycophant, ethnic champion and spiritual bigot who hates anybody who doesn’t share the identical religion with him. He’s among the many only a few individuals who’ve misled President Muhammadu Buhari. El-Rufai is likely one of the actual enemies of this nation who don’t conceal their divisive tendencies by elevating nepotism and ethnicity above the great values which have held Nigeria collectively over the many years.
“Nasir el-Rufai doesn’t possess the credentials to counsel anybody on fee of salaries and the welfare of employees. It is a Governor who not too long ago sacked 4,000 employees for no simply trigger. He must be ashamed of himself. What occurred to the lofty guarantees he made to the Kaduna folks in 2015?
“The Kaduna Governor ought to know that solely two days in the past, the folks of Benue State met at a stakeholders assembly in Makurdi and unanimously handed a vote of confidence on Governor Ortom in recognition of his efficiency. That assembly was attended throughout occasion strains with leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC additionally current.
“El-Rufai and his conspirators should notice that Benue State is not going to repeal the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Institution Regulation, regardless of the quantity of blackmail, hatred and threats they wage in opposition to Governor Ortom.
“We advise the Kaduna State Governor to deal with addressing the quite a few issues he has created in his state and depart Governor Ortom to guide Benue in peace”.
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