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PDP flays El-Rufai as House suspends two opposition lawmakers


Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai

Enraged by the suspension of two members in the Kaduna State House of Assembly yesterday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.

State Chairman of the PDP, Hassan Hyet, who briefed journalists at the party’s secretariat yesterday, said that the APC was dislocating the Kaduna people through its unpopular programmes.

“The government started with demolition of houses that made many homeless. It went ahead to do verification of workers in which several people died. The government again went ahead to create crisis for the people living behind Command Secondary School in Kaduna South but they had to go to court to stop him,” he said.


The PDP Chairman lamented that the same government that should be protecting citizens did the contrary by sacking thousands of district and village heads.

“Not satisfied, the government went ahead to sack district and village heads, who used to maintain peace and support government programmes, especially health related issues,” he added.He also condemned in strong terms, the sacking of almost 5,000 workers by the APC government.

“It seems the government takes pleasure in dislocation of Kaduna people,” he added.Hyet said although nobody was in support of a collapsed education sector, but said that the planned sacking of 22,000 teachers was uncalled for.

“The government would have taken advantage of the National Teachers Institute (NTI) which is in its domain to train the affected teachers instead of overnight saying that over 22,000 teachers are on the way out and the government justifies its action by saying they are bringing in new teachers.

“The question is what is the aim of government, if the same people government should be taking care of are destroyed? We call on the people of Kaduna State to use the ballot to change the dignity of the state and protect the country’s democracy,” he stated.

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