PDP condemns ‘disappearance’ of Gov. El-Rufai

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kaduna State chapter has condemned the sudden disappearance of the governor of the state,Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai, saying the state is currently operating in an auto pilot mode.

The party equally frowned at the disappearance of the state Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala Bantex, whom they said left the state without any public notice.

PDP described the development as height of irresponsibility in the part of the governor and the deputy.

ln a statement issued by the state Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh in Kaduna on Thursday said that the recent killings in Kajuru, Birnin Gwari and Sanga local government Areas could be avoided.

The statement said, “The killings would have been averted if the Federal and State Governments have been up and doing and had fully engaged the Security agencies with the needed proactive measures and equipments to fight insecurity.

“There is no Human Capital Development, and illiteracy amongst our citizens has eaten deep into our citizens, and the lack of education has made our peoples vulnerable.

“We have also observed that the government has intentionally pauparised our citizens through their harsh policies, without any cushion effects (palliatives) to ameliorate their sufferings.

“The effect of harsh programmes of the government without any hope insight, has dissullusioned our youths and made them vulnerable to crimes just to survive the hardship; an idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

“Apart from the APC’s usual propaganda,there is nothing they have achieved in the last 3 years plus of her administration.

“In terms of Security of lives and property, Nigerians are worse than they use to be before 2015. Kidnappings and banditry has become the order of the day,aside terrorists activities. Corruption has grown to a more advanced level under the APC’s watch.

“The so called N-Power has turned our youths into casual staff that would be disengaged after 2 years, instead of giving them permanent and pensionable employment, as against International Labour Organization charter, of which Nigeria is a signatory.

“Millions of jobs have been lost due to the bad economic policies of the APC led government.

“All these and more, has made Nigerians hopeless, especially with the high wired electoral fraud perpetrated by the APC in the recently yet to be concluded 2019 general elections, with the support of the Independent Electoral Commission,INEC, and the Nigeria Army, who the APC government have converted into political thugs.

“Where the PDP is leading, results are declared inconclusive or the NA is sent to intimidate,harass and forcefully take away ballot boxes and other sensitive voting material.

“The PDP commiserates with the families of those who lost their lives in the wanton killings and pray for the repose of their souls and also wish the injured quick recovery.

“Finally, we wish to thank our teeming supporters for their immense support before,during and after the 2019 general elections.

“We urge you all to remain calm and law abiding as the Party will do every thing within the ambit of the law at the Elections Tribunal to retrieve back the mandate given to us, by God’s grace.”

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