Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has made it clear that he does not care what critics think or feel about him in terms of their criticisms that the political appointments he has made so far in the state, have been lopsided.
The governor told such critics on Saturday that they should go climb a high mountain, take a jump, and fall to their death.
El-Rufai while speaking at the 4th Town Hall meeting in Kaduna Central, explained he could not give appointments to persons who did not vote for him or his party during the governorship election.
He said, “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.”
A non-governmental organisation under the aegis of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), from Southern Kaduna, had alleged that appointments by the El-Rufai government are skewed in favour of northern Kaduna.
Spokesman for the group, Mr. James Kantyip, had said: “as Nigerians they (people of Southern Kaduna) are pained that the governor has treated the southern Kaduna people with unabashed vendetta because most of southern Kaduna did not vote for him and because of our religion and ethnicity.
“Of the 13 commissioners, only four are from southern Kaduna. This is very unfair and a violation of the constitution.”
But El-rufai in apparent reference to the group at the Town Hall meeting dismissed the allegation, saying there was no iota of truth in their claims.
He said his administration is serving the interests of the diverse people of the state and would carry them along in all appointments, but maintained that some elements who want to reap where they did not sow are jokers.
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.
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