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2019 Elections: I’m Not Bothered About Second Term – El-Rufai



Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said that he’s not bothered about second term in office, stating he’s taking well grounded decisions that would stand the test of time.

The governor said this while delivering the maiden public lecture of the Al –Hikmah University Ilorin,titled, “Governing Justly:Perspectives From Near&Far With Lessons From Nigeria”

He said the emergence of the APC and attainment of power in less than four years of its formation was a miracle, adding that there was no threat to the success of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections in the state and beyond because the party has no formidable opposition that could stop it.

El Rufai said, “Many people that voted for the APC in 2015 voted for the party because they were tired of the PDP. Many people voted not really for APC but against PDP.”

“The APC has no opposition, the opposition we have is no opposition because the opposition is within the APC, there are many unhappy people, we also have many rascals, trouble makers and noise makers.

“They are simply disgruntled because they are used to the PDP ways of doing things, every month give me money, Paris club is here where is my money. They will remain in opposition until you have a way to alienate them”, he said.

He said Nigerians should hold the elites responsible for the lack of progress in many states and urged citizens to mount pressure on state and local government to deliver on good governance rather than looking up to the centre for everything.

“The Nigerian elite is corrupt, selfish, self centred and largely divided, like I said there is need for consensus of the Nigerian elite’’, the governor added.

The governor also tasked the youths to participate in politics in order to take over political power from the current leadership, adding that the elders currently in power will not handover power to the youths for the sake of it but they have to work for it.

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