- The Kaduna Restoration Group (KRG) has condemned Governor El-Rufai's second term endorsement
- KRG said it does not see any reason El-Rufai will win the upcoming state governorship election
- The group, however, said it is aware that the governor is desperate to remain in power after 2019
The Kaduna Restoration Group has accused Nasir el-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, of orchestrating his second term endorsement by a section of the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAIJ.com gathered this in a statement jointly signed by Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan and Yusuf Dankofa, chairman and secretary of the group respectively.
The statement read: ''We are also aware of the desperation of the governor and his cronies, who have clearly seen that despite their hollow propaganda to project their so called candidate as the best thing to have happened to Kaduna state in recent times, have realised that the masses of Kaduna state and other teeming stakeholders, have come to understand that the governor is simply unsellable and unelectable in 2019.
''It is based on the above background that the said political jobbers, who are themselves political liabilities with zero electoral value, decided to adopt this ‘black market’ approach to clear the coast for their benefactor, which is an antithesis to all known democratic ethos that embody fair contest and choice for the people.''
According to the group, ''After spending about three years in office, Governor el-Rufai had dissipated more energy in fighting and abusing perceived enemies, apart from embarking on white elephant and multitude of incomplete and abandoned projects.
''No wonder the banters in the political space, that ‘in states like Adamawa there is work’, while ‘in Kaduna, there is noise’, are fast becoming a trend in social media.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the governor declared his intention to seek re-election in 2019.
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