ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A North Central regional group, Middle Belt Forum, MBF, has described the immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, as a dangerous politician.
The group therefore asked the Department of State Service (DSS), to invite him for questioning, in view of recent Islamisation comment credited to him.
It also raised consciousness that contrary to denials, the agenda for the planned Islamization of Nigeria was real.
In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Dr Isuwa Dogo, the NBF advised President Bola Tinubu and current Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, to deal with him at arm’s length.
The group stated this while reacting to what it described as provocative pronouncements by el-Rufai on the eve of his exit wherein he told some Islamic preachers how he, with others, planned to enthrone the same-faith ticket in Kaduna State that was later successfully replicated at the federal level.
Also, the former Governor in the video clip, had recalled how he, with others, were determined to ensure the Muslim-Muslim ticket was sustained for another 20 years to ensure Christians come to terms with the indispensability of the same-faith ticket as a panacea for peace in both Kaduna State and the federal level.
But Dogo said what el-Rufai never told his selected preachers “was that the state he ruled and ruined for eight years was turned into Nigeria’s headquarters of kidnappings and human barbarities that led to the murder of tens of thousands of people and decimation of over 100 communities under his watch.
“There is no doubt that this former governor remains a clear present and future danger to the unity of our nation. He is subtly working for a group that is unremittingly and persistently poised at installing the supremacy of the Islamic faith in the corridor of power.
“Both Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should be wary of associating with him.
“This little but dangerous manipulator, who is skilled in the politics of deploying religious sentiments, must not be allowed near the corridors of power. He has become a national evil that must be avoided at all costs.
“The forum calls on the Nigerian security agencies not only to place the former governor under its radar but he should be invited by the secret police for a chat.
“Considering the comments he made before the clerics, the man who suffers from an inferiority complex must be considered as a dangerous politician riding on the wings of religion for relevance.
“We, hereby, denounce el-Rufai’s comments before the clerics as a shameless act of national hypocrisy steeped in the premeditated plot to set adherents of both religions on warpath.”