PDP youth leader slams El-Ru­fai over claim on Sokoto rally

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS -

The PDP Youth Leader in Kaduna State, Al­haji Aliyu Bello, has faulted the claim by Gov­er­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai that the peo­ple who at­tended the rally of Atiku Abubakar in Sokoto State were hired from Niger Re­pub­lic.

Bello, in a state­ment yes­ter­day said whether el-Ru­fai liked it or not, the rally marked the fu­neral of APC in the North West and the coun­try as a whole.

“El-Ru­fai has ev­ery rea­son to fear and kick against his ob­vi­ous fall by even con­ced­ing that our bor­der con­trol un­der the watch of APC has be­come so lose, por­ous and use­less that such a sea of hu­mans could cross from Niger Re­pub­lic to Nige­ria un­der a few hours un­chal­lenged.

“He has even at one time claimed on a na­tional tele­vi­sion that the crim­i­nals killing and maim­ing in­no­cent peo­ple in his state are for­eign­ers from Niger whom he has sev­er­ally paid com­pen­sa­tion to stop the killings. In some climes, such claims by an APC fig­ure like ElR­u­fai will amount to a na­tional scan­dal that will bring down the party from power,” he said.

Bello said the PDP was sure of re­claim­ing Kaduna next year, say­ing “Kaduna State un­der the watch of El-Ru­fai’s APC has not only be­come the most back­ward in north­ern Nige­ria in terms of ru­inous in­fra­struc­ture, but has the most de­spon­dent cit­i­zenry and is the most un­safe place to live in Nige­ria com­pared to where the PDP con­ceded power to the APC in 2015.”

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