By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has denied data of the individuals posting marketing campaign posters of him as vice presidential candidate within the 2023 presidential election operating with Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
Governor el-Rufai made the denial whereas fielding questions from journalists after he met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday.
The Kaduna State Governor mentioned that he had additionally known as Amaechi who he denied data of these printing and pasting the images.
Based on him: “I don’t know who’s printing these posters, losing his or her cash printing posters. I heard about them. I known as Minister, Amaechi, and requested him whether or not he knew something about them; he mentioned he didn’t know.
“I believe we have to hint who’s doing it and ask that particular person. I’m governor of Kaduna State; I’ve job to do. I haven’t delivered on the guarantees I made to the individuals of Kaduna State. Till I try this I don’t wish to talk about something.”
On whether or not he has been approached by individuals and requested to contest the 2023 election, he mentioned that as a politician, individuals may strategy him, however that he wouldn’t be certain of what their intentions can be.
“I’m in politics. Folks will strategy you, however whether or not they’re real or not is one other matter and whether or not you have an interest or not is one other matter,” el-Rufai mentioned.
He mentioned those that went to court docket to compel him to contest the election did so to draw consideration, insisting that nobody might be compelled to do something towards their want.
He mentioned, “I simply wish to be the most effective governor that I might be and fulfill the aspirations of the individuals of Kaduna State from now to 2023. After 2023, all the pieces is within the hand of God. It’s not within the hand of anybody.”
Governor el-Rufai, additionally mentioned that safety continues to be an enormous difficulty in Kaduna State, although he mentioned the scenario has improved considerably.
“I believe the safety scenario has improved considerably in Southern Kaduna. We nonetheless have very massive points with banditry.
“Kidnapping continues to be an enormous difficulty. The air drive, the military and the Nigerian police are doing the most effective that they will to wipe out the bandits from the air and on the bottom.
“However it nonetheless an enormous difficulty, however I’m joyful that within the Kaduna Capital Territory, Southern Kaduna and a lot of the state all the pieces is peaceable and quiet. In Birnin Gwari, Igabi Giwa and Chikun Native Governments are areas the place we nonetheless need to cope with kidnappers and bandits and the safety businesses are doing their greatest.“
He mentioned the EndSARS protest was peaceable in Kaduna State till hoodlums hijacked it and began looting private and non-private property.
Based on him, about 100 individuals have been arrested in reference to the protest and can be prosecuted for the half they performed in it.
He mentioned: “Now we have to maintain being vigilant and we now have to maintain working arduous as a result of if one particular person is kidnapped in Kaduna, then the state continues to be not secure, and we now have multiple particular person being kidnapped day-after-day. So, we’re involved and we’re engaged on it.”
el-Rufai mentioned he met the vp to debate the destruction that occurred in Lagos through the EndSARS protests.