The Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) has said that the state governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai has lied against the region over his four years circle of crisis outburst.
el-Rufai was quoted to have said that he is worried there might be crisis in the 2019 general elections judging from the past.
But a statement issued by the SOKAPU’s National Public Relation Officer, Mr Yakubu Kuzamani, said a catalogue of ethno-religious crises in Kaduna State puts a big lie to el-Rufai’s hypothesis of ‘recurrent crises.’
“Moreover, a flip through the catalogue of ethno-religious crises in Kaduna State puts a big lie to el-Rufai’s hypothesis of ‘recurrent crises.’ On the contrary, violent eruptions which occurred in the State were reactions epitomised and clearly demonstrated during the post-2011 poll crisis.”
“Contrary to what the governor would like the World to know, Kaduna States’ last known crisis was the post-2011 polls that started outside Southern Kaduna when the home of a former Vice President was attacked even while the 2011 presidential polls were being collated.”
“Apart from the 2000 Sharia crisis that engulfed the State and the 2002 Miss World riot, Kaduna State had enjoyed peace and harmony which was subsequently disrupted following the inhuman attacks on Southern Kaduna communities that have left thriving communities in rubbles and displaced thousands of our people in the affected communities,” the statement added.
SOKAPU said for the governor to start hinting at violence when the general elections are around the corner hints at something sinister.
“We are putting the world on notice should anything untoward happen. We on our part would do all that is possible to resist any from instigating crisis in our area under any guise.”
“We clearly want to reiterate again that our people are peaceful and we have resolved to remain like that, and any contrary description from one man no matter how highly placed cannot change anything,” the statement added.