2019: El-Rufai must be change – DG Media

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By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The former Director-General Media Adviser to the former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Ramalla Yero, Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki has called on the citizens of the State to make sacrifices of changing the leadership of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai from office.

In an interview with some Kaduna-based Journalists who paid him homage in his home said the call became imperative because Mallam El-Rufai do not know the state which is why he handles the state affairs with laxity and without reckons to the diversity of the people of Kaduna.

According to him, during the 2014 and 2015 prior to the general elections, he made it clear to the general public that Mallam El-Rufai should not be voted as the State Governor because he does not know about Kaduna State.

Alhaji Maiyaki lamented that that is why Governor El-Rufai handles the state leadership in a manner as if he is running a personal business, saying since the governor came to power; the state has serious challenges at every nooks and crannies of insecurity and luxury of kidnapping, describing it as unfortunate.

“During the 2014 and 2015 prior to the general elections, l made it very that Mallam El-Rufai should not know Kaduna State and l still stand by that. By his way of leadership, l can say that again and again that he do not know the state.

“This is why he has handled Kaduna with laxity, without reckons to the diversity of the people of Kaduna and in a manner as if he is running a personal business.

“That is why since he came to power, we have had very serious challenges at every nooks and crannies, and insecurity has become a luxury to kidnappers. It is sad” he said.

He called on the people to make sacrifices of change in the state leadership to ensure the state have a better leader ahead of 2019 general elections.

The former DG-Media was of the opinion that with the state of affairs in Kaduna now, people need somebody who is an emergency manger response in such situation of insecurity and kidnapping to take the democratic system which is Alhaji Sani Sid of the Peoples’ Democratic Party-PDP.

He pointed out that the state of political parties across the country is in chaos and that Kaduna need somebody who is competent, experiences and versatile, who understands the diversity of the state, describing Alhaji Sani Sidi as a democrat who believed that politics is for the local people and who has remain constant with the party without jumping-ships to run for the governorship of the state unlike others.

“Without fair and contradictions, l want to say that we found Sani Sidi, the most confident and competent person of his political ideology. He has remained constant with the party without jumping ship.

“With the state of affairs in Kaduna, we need somebody who is an Emergency manager Respond in such situation of insecurity and kidnapping to take over the state. He is a democratic and grassroots politician who believed that politics is local” Alhaji Maiyaki stressed.

Speaking on the alleged rumor that Sani Sidi is a spy for APC, the DG Media claimed that this is the hand of some politicians who are not comfortable with Sani Sidi going to local government tour and meeting party delegates.

“This is the work of some politicians who are not comfortable for Sani Sidi going to local government but they stayed in Kaduna cities to contest for elections feels threatened and began to say things, thinking that it will deter Sani or blackmail him.

“We must work to close ranks as PDP members. If we began to blackmail each other, we do not known how it will look during the primaries.

“If you said Sani Sidi is a spy for Mallam El-Rufai, of what benefit? It is for Governor El-Rufai to appoint him commissioner when he has served 7 various ministries or what?” he lamented. 

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