Democratic People’s Congress, DPC, has strongly condemned Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai over his recent outburst and death wish to the citizens of the state and called on the governor to apologise to the people and Nigerians in general.
In a town hall meeting with stakeholders from Kaduna Central, El-Rufai had openly said that aggrieved people of the state should go and commit suicide if they do not like his lopsided political appointments.
The governor lambasted indigenes of the state for complaining that his appointments were lopsided and did not reflect the interest of the three senatorial zones in line with the Federal Character principle as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution.
In his outburst, El-Rufai further threatened that he would not give appointment to persons that did not vote for him during the April 11 governorship election and asked aggrieved citizens to go and commit suicide.
“You can go and climb Kufena Mountain and jump down from there,” the governor said arrogantly.
Reacting on the incident in a press statement, the National Chairman of DPC, Rev. Olusegun Peters condemned in strong terms El-Rufai’s outburst and described it as executive recklessness, kindergarten leadership and infantile approach to governance.
Peters said the era of impunity, autocracy and arrogance of power was over, adding that the good people of Kaduna state deserve respect by their elected governor who rose to power on the winds of Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral fortunes.
He reiterated that, as a mass movement, DPC abhors politics of bitterness, brigandage and suppression of political opponents.
The DPC national chairman said El-Rufai’s death wish to the good people of Kaduna state was not the change the citizens voted for and warned the governor to desist from insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians and take governance seriously.
He said El-Rufai should know that he is the governor of Kaduna state and not a puppet governor of those who voted for him.
Peters insisted that DPC will resist any attempt to dehumanise law-abiding Nigerians by political buccaneers masquerading as democrats.
While noting that power belongs to God who gives it to whoever he wants and has the sovereign power to transfer it to any other person, he called on leaders to be God-fearing and give hope to the people by providing progressive leadership and dividends of democracy.


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