Shehu Sani condemns El-Rufai’s comments against opposition
THE senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Senator Shehu Sani, has condemned statements allegedly made by the state Governor Malam Nasir El-Rufai, asking those opposed to his recent political appointments to go and jump from the Kufena Mountain.
It was said that the governor had during a town hall meeting with stakeholders from Kaduna Central recently stated that whoever is angry with the appointments at all levels can go and climb the Kufena Mountain and fall.
Sani, who spoke while receiving a youth group – Southern Kaduna Youth Mobilisation for Peace Forum (SKYMPF) who paid him a courtesy visit in his Kaduna office, however said, “the positive aspect of the governor’s proclamation is that he has put Kufena Mountain on a national discuss and it has become a tourist attraction for people who want to see where opponents of the administration are supposed to go, climb and fall.
“But on a serious note, it is wrong to call on people who voted us into power to climb such a hill, fall and die. My advise to all the opposition in Kaduna is that we should turn Kufena hills into our meeting place to demand for good governance, accountability and government without arrogance.”
On the alleged marginalisation of the people of Southern Kaduna, he said, “the future of Southern Kaduna cannot be realised due to greed and sycophancy of their elites. The younger generation of Southern Kaduna must continue to mount pressure on the state government and continue to irritate the ears of the Federal Government at the national level on development of the region.”
The senator added that: “What happened in the past is likely to happen under this government, so the people of Southern Kaduna must continue to challenge the government of the state to demand equal opportunity and equal representation and you must not allow yourself to continue to play the second fiddle.
You must be respected and the only way to get your respect is to continue to challenge the establishment and political order in the state.”