The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai has spoken against the manipulation of religion and ethnicity for political interests by the elites in Nigeria
El-rufai, who is seeking reelection under the banner of the All Progressives Congress, said the choice of Dr Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the March 2nd governorship poll was “influenced by considerations of competence, developing the state and pulling the talents of the women”.
The Governor was quoted by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, to have stated these as a guest on a Hausa programme, ‘Hannu Dayawa’ on the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Kaduna, on Saturday.
He said people in their businesses, travels and daily lives, look for those who could give them results, not the faith of the person. He said, “our action was not predicated on religion or ethnicity but getting a deputy governor that suits our quest for a better Kaduna State.”