The Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Kafanchan, His Holiness Joseph Bagobiri, before his demised, sent an email to Elanza News in which he said that Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has failed the test.
The Bishop categorically said the people will no longer be fooled again in the 2019 elections.
The story which was published by Elanza News on July 20, 2017, had several reactions that were in favour of the Bishop’s comment.
The email which was in reaction to an email on the plans by el-Rufai to relocate to Kafanchan, the headquarters of Southern Kaduna for political campaign, the Bishop told Elanza News that the governor by his actions and in-actions, his utterance and harassment of innocent Southern Kaduna people is trying to play God.
“He must know that records abound to show that no mortal who has tried to play God ever succeeded. God’s sovereignty cannot be mimic(ed). The earlier the governor understands this and change his evil disposition towards us the better for him and Kaduna State.”
“We have received word that he is trying to re-locate to Kafanchan for campaigns. This is too late Mallam El Rufai. Go and do your campaigns among those you have served as governor to but not Southern Kaduna. We cannot be fooled this time around. You failed the test,” Bagobiri said.
While responding in an email sent to Elanza News, the Southern Kaduna leader said, “Thanks for this mind boggling revelations on contracts awarded without due process in our State.”
“From these and the recent story by Sahara Reporters on the highly sophisticated methods he adopts in awards of contracts in the State, one can say that he seems to be out for war against the people of Southern Kaduna since he assumed power as the chief executive of our state.”
“His major aim to keep us distracted with violent clashes, while the thiefing and stealing continues unabated. We watched with admiration the great strides in agricultural development in states like Kebbi, Jigawa, Kano (on rice production) etc, and similar progress in the educational sector in Bayelsa with their new Niger Delta Academy. el-Rufai has nothing to show in this regard but the sheer abuse of power directed on the Southern Kaduna People.”
“We have seen bad government in Nigeria and Kaduna State before, but what is happening currently in our Nation in the area of corruption surpasses all others in terms of depth, scope and absence of the milk of human kindness. With these revelations, we can appreciate the silence from the Kaduna State House of Assembly. In the face of myriads of security challenges besetting the state, our legislators have been over with contracts from the executive.”
” I am also so sad in seeing that our brother Prof. Nok has allowed himself to be this much compromised. Our sympathy for injustices done to him in ABU have fizzled out with these revelations. He must change. It is as if we have no representatives in the house and in this APC led government,” the Bishop said.
“Why this kind of contract on wheat production in one local government area only,” Bagobiri asked, adding “This should have been sprayed across the state. What is government doing to boost agriculture in the Southern part of Kaduna?” the Bishop added.