Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, has stated the reasons why he joined Kaduna Governorship race. In a statement issued by him yesterday, the former minister said one of the major reasons why he joined the race was because of the level of decay in the state and the state is now seriously lagging behind other states, including those recently created.
“Our state, Kaduna, is now fragmented across ethnic and religious lines.
“Without federal allocations, the state cannot survive. Our renowned educational institutions are decaying, while unemployment and youth restiveness are visible. Trust in government is low and the essentials needed to stimulate socio-economic development are most lacking.
He also pointed that the situation should not be allowed to deteriorate further. “Otherwise the cohesive fabric of our community may be completely destroyed,” he said.
“Bearing in mind the need to rescue our beloved state; coupled with deep reflection and wide consultation with stakeholders who cherish the importance of providing good leadership, I have resolved to contest for the office of the Governor of Kaduna State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 elections,” he said.