…Urges Uba Sani to declare his position on el-Rufai’s comments.
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The Kaduna, Kafanchan and Zaria chapters of the Nigerian Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) have asked Uba Sani, the current Governor of Kaduna State, to state his position concerning the recent (religious) comments of his predecessor, Mal. Nasir El-Rufai
The Cable had reported how Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna, attributed the success of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the presidential poll to the use of religion by the party.
In a video shared on Twitter, el-Rufai, flanked by Sani, is seen addressing a group of Muslims in Hausa after Bola Tinubu, candidate of the APC was declared winner of the election.
The former governor said in the viral video that “No liar who is going to contest using politics of Christianity will ever win any election again.”
Reacting in an open letter Thursday, the NCDPA stated that el-Rufai’s comment was a “declaration of Islamic political supremacism in Kaduna State and Nigeria.
“Having soberly considered the contents and implications of such communication by a former State Governor, who is known to be your close ally, we feel compelled to write you, to know where you stand with regard to the commotions Mallam El-Rufai intends to propagate and perpetuate in our state.
“We write you today because we are responsible stakeholders in the affairs of our beloved state with our own congregations and followers.
“Mr Governor, we do not intend to conclude that you are in agreement with all the contents of the former governor’s utterances, as you have given no explicit reason to suggest so (yet), even though you were present at the occasion!
“We, therefore, earnestly expect your direct official reaction to the utterances of your predecessor in office,” it stated.