The Democratic People’s Congress strongly condemns Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s outburst and death wish that aggrieved people of the state should go and commit suicide if they did not like his lopsided political appointments.
Speaking to stakeholders at the 4th town hall meeting with Kaduna Central, Governor el-Rufai lambasted indigenes of the state who complained that his appointments were lopsided and did not reflect the interest of the three senatorial zones in tandem with the Federal Character principle as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.
In his outburst, el-Rufai said he would not give appointment to persons that did not vote for him during the April 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 arrogantly said.
DPC condemns in strong terms executive recklessness, kindergarten leadership and infantile approach to governance.
The era of impunity, autocracy and arrogance of power is over. 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.
As a mass movement, DPC abhors politics of bitterness, brigandage and suppression of political opponents.
The el-Rufai’s death wish to the good people of Kaduna state is not the change the citizens voted in the last election. We warn this accidental governor to desist from insulting the sensibilities of Nigerians and take governance serious. He should know that he is the governor of Kaduna state and not a puppet governor of those who voted for him.
DPC will resist any attempt to dehumanize law-abiding Nigerians by political buccaneers masquerading as democrats.
It is obvious that power belongs to God who gives it to whoever he wants and has the sovereign power to transfer it to another person. That is why leaders are enjoined to be God-fearing and give hope to the people by providing progressive leadership and dividends of democracy.
We remind Governor el-Rufai that leadership is not a tea party, it is a deep and heavy responsibility that must be discharged with the fear of God, patriotism and respect for the same people he will beg for their votes in future elections. We demand a stop to this leadership fatigue and executive recklessness.
Rev. Olusegun Peters
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