From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said that his party has been vindicated from allegations leveled against it by ruling People’s
Democratic Party (PDP), over smashing of PDP’s posters during the party campaign rally in Kaduna on Monday, saying it was the handiwork of aggrieved members of PDP.
El-Rufai who spoke through Samuel Aruwan and Major Yahya Shiko (rtd), the spokesperson and director of administration of his campaign committee respectively at a briefing yesterday, said, if the PDP has
any problem with him, it should be issue-based and not his person.
“We have been vindicated that neither my principal nor APC member destroyed PDP posters during our rally on Monday, but some of the aggrieved members of the PDP who were not happy about some people that were nominated for the caretaker committee. They just took advantage of the rally to register their grievances.
“As you can see, was it APC members that went to state house with knives and destroyed properties, we are not training thugs in APC.
“What happened yesterday at the initial venue of swearing of caretaker committee chairmen for the 23 local government areas of the state was a clear indication that PDP need to put its house in order.
“We don’t sponsor adverts that incite any personality or sponsor anybody to cause disharmony in the state. Our position is clear. We only campaign based on issues that affect us as people of the state.
“What is the state of education, health, infrastructure and security, people are been killed in Southern Kaduna and Birni-ngari without serious step to stop the killings. It is not about personality, but issues.
“My principal has made it clear that within the past seven years, Kaduna state has collected over N700bn. Do we have anything to show for that. The development on ground does it commensurate with N700bn.” He said