El-Rufai, while reacting to the statement of the South-South governors who had called on the Chief Justice not to respond to the demands placed before him said,
“One of the most painful things I have experienced in the last two weeks from the statements from the governors of the South-Sou is justifying that non-declaration of assets is a non-issue because the Chief Justice of Nigeria is from the South-South.
“This is the sort of things we see. Wrong is Wrong, Right should be right,”.
While speaking on the statement made by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari, did not know of the prosecution of the CJN until Saturday, El-Rufai claimed that it would have been worrisome if the president was aware of every prosecution.
According to him, “Why should he know about it? Let us stop this personalizing of institutions. Why should the president know about the prosecution of anyone? Wouldn’t you be worried if the President knows about every prosecution?
“Institutions should be allowed to work. I am the governor of Kaduna state. The constitution requires I declare my assets before being sworn in and the constitution stated it in very plain language.”