Kaduna, 09 June, 2023 / 9:30 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Nigeria Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA) in the country’s Kaduna State are calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to “correct the fallacies” that the immediate former governor of the Nigerian State made in a viral video.
In the just under 6-minute video that has been translated and transcribed, former governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai sought to justify the securing of Muslim dominance in key political sectors in the Nigerian State over the years, including the adoption of Muslim-Muslim tickets for governor and president.
In a Thursday, June 8 open letter addressed to President Tinubu, NCDPA members in Kaduna State say, “With consternation and utter disillusionment, we watched the now viral videoclip in which the former governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, while addressing a group of Islamic clerics with you sitting by his side, made comments that objectively amount to a divisive, bigoted, hateful and completely unstatesmanlike declaration of Islamic political supremacism in Kaduna State and Nigeria.”
“We cannot fold our hands and watch unpatriotic persons who neither live in the state nor care about it, come and set it ablaze at will. Moreso, we and our congregations have prominently been at the receiving end of the terrors of ineffective governance, especially in the last eight (8) years,” NCDPA members in Kaduna State say.
In the letter that NCDPA President and the Secretary General co-signed, Diocesan Priests in Kaduna State say that they “expect” the President who was sworn in on May 29 to “use your good office to correct the fallacies that the former Governor's actions and comments have created and propagated.”