by James Sambo
A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has formally declared his intention to run for the Kaduna State governorship seat.
El Rufai, who is the Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stated this during a courtesy visit to the palace of Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka-Wyoms (retd.), the Paramount Ruler of the Gwong to formally inform him of his ambition.
El Rufai, promised the monarch that when elected, he will govern the State with equity, fairness and justice.
“I came here to formally inform you of our decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna State. I am set and ready to move to action, justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessings and moral backing”, he said.
“I am not new to our state; I did my primary school, secondary school and university in our state, and also practised here in our state before moving to Abuja where we both served with Yakowa in General Abdulsalam Abubakar’s government; so I know our problems and together we will run a responsible and participatory government together”, he added.
The former minister concluded that diversities is strength instituted by God and a cornerstone of purposeful development in the country.