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Kaduna Traditional Rulers Not Slaves, El-Rufai Tells Yero

The Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday,flayed Governor MukhtarRamalanYero for stopping the meeting between Professor YemiOsinbajo, the Vice-President- elect and Southern Kaduna traditional rulers. He condemned Yero for disrespecting the traditional rulers and trying to treat them as if they were his slaves.

El-Rufai candidate, who spoke while featuring on a Nagarta Radio Kaduna programme, argued that Yerowas insensitive to have stopped Osinbajo, from meeting with the respected monarchs.

“Only an insensitive leader will stop respected traditional rulers from meeting a Vice- President in waiting. Osinbajo was in Southern Kaduna on a serious business, to have a first-hand understanding of problems in the area, which ranged from insecurity to unemployment, lack of development and how to advance the interests of the people of Southern Kaduna.

“To stop traditional rulers from interacting is demeaning and is a denigration of their peoples and their culture. They are not Yero’s slaves; they are our leaders who deserve respect and should not be treated as slaves.”

El-Rufai thanked the people of Kaduna State for their massive votes for Buhari and the APC candidates for Senate and the House of Representatives.

He urged the people to complete the job by electing an APC governor and APC members of the state House of Assembly. He warned the PDP to desist from its desperate attachment to violence and rigging.

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