Press Release By The Arewa Youth Development Foundation On Nasir Elrufai’s Attack On Atiku Abubakar
Issued November 16, 2016
We have read the recent venomous utterances by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir elrufai against the person of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar.
We have also noticed that this is not the first time elrufai is insulting the Nation by making unguarded utterances against its leaders
He is on record as having made series of uncomplimentary remarks on such Nigerian leaders as Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Ibrahim Babangida, and the Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua.
A master of double standard, elrufai did not spare even the current president, Muhammadu Buhari before he now shamelessly turns to cling to his wings.
At a point, Chief Obasanjo was even compelled to call him a pathological liar.
We have also noted that in all cases, elrufai’s venom is directly aimed at those who nurtured him including the masses of people who defied all odds to get him to the present office in 2015.
This hatred for the people was exhibited in that infamous metaphor in which elrufai told the people of Kaduna State to go and die by falling off the Kufena hills if they feel hurt by his regime of unpopular and anti-people policies.
His chain of irresponsible disrespect for leaders includes the humiliation of the late respected Jurist and elderstatesman, Malam Bashir Sambo which even caused his death.
We also believe that the family of the Late Umaru Musa Yar’adua will never forget elrufai’s reckless lies against the late president in his hugely discredited “Accidental Civil Servant”.
Heartlessly, elrufai knowingly allowed those lies against Yar’Adua to be published and publicity launched even after the man had died.
This deliberate carelessness is not only morally warped but in direct conflict of the teachings of the Islam elrufai hypocritically professes which warns against speaking ill of the dead.
Elrufai, beyond been the pathological liar as labeled by Obasanjo, has just proved to be an ungrateful opportunist with his latest attack on Atiku.
By labeling others as corrupt, he has also proved to be unitelligent as not to heed the warning that those in glass houses should not throw stones about.
Elrufai is incompetent to speak on corruption given his messy antecedents as Minister of the FCT and at the BPE.
He has even so soon forgotten the questions that linger over the mystery of the 90 billion dollars he declared upon assuming office.
We therefore warn elrufai that the nation, especially the north is fed up with his pathological rudeness and indecorum.
We categorically emphasize that his ambition to aspire to any office in the future is as good as dead even if Buhari were to deceived a second time into anointing him.
Finally, we warn him that enough is enough of his hypocrisy and opportunism.
Muhammad Tasiu Pantami