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El-Rufai, Speaker, clash over election issues amid frustration



Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai
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Kaduna State House of Assembly Speaker, Ibrahim Yusuf Zailani and Governor Nasir El-Rufai have clashed over dismal performance of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in the State.

The political leaders engaged in outbursts on Thursday night at a meeting called by the State Chapter to assess performance in the presidential and parliamentary elections and to chart a way forward, according to a source close to Sir Kashim Ibrahim House. com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js">


Source said the two leaders openly quarrelled in the meeting to the surprise of those who were present.

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He revealed that the Speaker openly told El-Rufai that there was a departure from 2019 method used that the APC won overwhelming in the State.

Meanwhile, an aide to the Speaker has denied any quarrel between his principal and the governor.

Recall that the founder of Liberty Radio and Television Ahmed Ramalan Tijjanni had also alleged trouble was brewing between the Speaker and the Kaduna Government House.

Alhaji Tijjani on his verified Facebook page wrote.”fireworks in the government house, hate speech, reckless speech exchange between the king of hate and Hon. Speaker Zailani.”

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Reacting, the Special Adviser Media an publicity to Kaduna State Speaker, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani described the report as untrue.

He said such post on social platform by a respected elder and Chieftain in the state was least expected, stressing that relationship between executive and legislative arm of government is very cordial.

He said: “I urge him to withdraw the statement as a respected person whom we also respect because the working relationship between the State government and legislative arm is good.”

“Our focus now is to have a successful and peaceful election and beside, we don’t know anybody with the name king of hate in the government house.

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”We therefore urge him to delete the post with immediate effect to avoid misleading the public with false information.

”As a respeceted person. He should not be seen spreading such news but instead committed to peace in Kaduna State.

”Should he fail to do the needful by pulling down the post, we may be left with no option but to seek further explanation from him through legal means, we hope we won’t get there.”

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