El-Rufai blasts Kaduna senators over $350m World Bank loan

El-Rufai blasts Kaduna senators over $350m World Bank loan

- Governor Nasir El-Rufai takes a swipe at the three senators representing Kaduna state at the National Assembly (NASS)

- The Kaduna state governor described the senators as enemies of the state’s progress and democracy

- The three senators namely Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi , Shehu Sani and Danjuma Laah were unanimous in their rejection of the loan for the state

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Friday, May 4, said the three senators representing his state are ignorant of the real indices of development and progress in a democratic setting, describing the lawmakers as the enemies of democracy, The Cable reports.

NAIJ.com gathered that the governor said this at the Kaduna Township Stadium, 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.

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El-Rufai who spoke in Hausa, told the thousands of people that the senators conspired to stop his government from obtaining the loan to build infrastructure and develop the state.

The governor said the action showed that they were irresponsible and asked the people not to allow “opportunists” like them to remain in the national assembly, adding that

He described their stay in the upper legislative chamber as a bad omen, saying they were also targeting President Muhammadu Buhari.

“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.

“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 representatives from 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 representatives and 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 said.

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NAIJ.com previously reported that Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi (APC Kaduna North) on Sunday, April 29, escaped being killed by thugs during a political gathering of stakeholders and leaders of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) he convened in Kaduna.

Hunkuyi had convened the meeting to sensitise party supporters to resist an alleged plan to impose candidates on them during the APC Congresses scheduled from May 5.

However, thugs stormed the venue of the meeting at ENDwell Hotel in the city center, brandishing all kind of weapons and throwing stones on the supporters chanting “Kaduna sai Uba Sani, Kaduna Sai El-Rufai in 2019.”

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