I Have Nothing Against Christians In Kaduna State – Governor El-Rufai Says

I Have Nothing Against Christians In Kaduna State – Governor El-Rufai Says

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i, has denied claims that he does not like Christians in the state.

Speaking during a Town Hall Meeting with a group of pastors under the
auspices of ‘Pastors United For Change Association’ held in Kaduna
yesterday February 9th, Governor El-Rufai reiterated that he has nothing
against Christians in the state, adding that his choice of running
mate, Dr.Hadiza Balarabe, who is a muslim and also from Sanga local
government area of Southern Kaduna, was purely on her capacity to
deliver and not based on religious sentiment.

Speaking at the meeting, the governor said

“In my life, I have never worked with people based on religious and
ethnic consideration. Don’t look at what people said but what I have
done in the past. Go through my records and see what I have done. On the
issue of my running mate, we are encouraging women participation in
politics. She is a competent woman.

“Late Prof. Andrew Nok, our late Commissioner for Education, brought
Hadiza Balarabe when we were looking for someone that can revive our
primary health in the state and she performed excellently well. I don’t
know her before. Her choice as a running mate has nothing to do with
religion‎. I am confident that my running mate will run the state
effectively and will be fair to all in the state even if I am not
around”.