October 17, 2015

El Rufai to critics: Go and die if you’re not happy over my appointees

El-Rufai, EFCC


By: Luka Binniyat and Mayen Etim

KADUNA – Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State yesterday lambasted his critics who accused him of lopsidedness in political appointments since he assumed office.



El-Rufai while answering questions at the 4th Town Hall meeting in Kaduna Central, said he could not  give appointments to persons who did not vote for him during the governorship election, adding that anyone not happy with the situation should go and commit suicide.

Recall that El Rufai has been criticised for appointing his close friends, family members and non-indigenes into top positions in the state.

The  former FCT Minister was also accused of recommending his cousin, Hadiza Shamsudeen,  as a ministerial nominee in Buhari’s government.

His words:  “If you are not happy with appointments made, you can go and climb Kufena mountain, fall and die.

“It was what you voted for that you got, because we are aware that there are people who did not vote for us, in fact, they worked against us.

“But now they claim to be APC members and loyal to the party. We know such people. And so there is no way they would expect anything from us.”

Earlier, Governor El-Rufai unveiled a new logo of Kaduna state saying, henceforth the state will now use its own coat of arms.

“As a reflection of our confidence in the future of Kaduna State, we are today unveiling a new State Logo.