Former minister of the Federal capital Territory (F.C.T) Nasir el-Rufai on Tuesday, Spetember 16, 2014 declared his ambition to vie for the office of governor of Kaduna, according to a report by Premium Times.
Making this known on visit to Fadaan Kagoma the place of birth of Patrick Yakowa, the former governor of the state who died in 2012 in a helicopter crash.
While making a speech at the palace of the Kpop Gwong, Paul Zakka Wyoms, El-Rufai stated that his purpose of visiting the Chiefdoms of Gwong was to officially inform them of his ambition to rule the state, an ambition he said was anchored on justice, responsible and sensitive governance that will move the state to the next level, without failing to pay tribute to the late Yakowa, a man he said was a responsible and sincere leader whose departure left a huge vacuum in the state.
“I came here to formally inform you of our decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna state. I am set and ready to move to action, justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessings and moral backing. I am not new to our state; I did my primary school, secondary school and university in our state and also practiced here in our state before moving to Abuja where we both served with Yakowa in General Abdulsalam Abubakar’s government, and so I know our problems and together we will run a responsible and participatory government together. Justice is paramount in development and unity of any nation. Diversities and differences are strength as instituted by Almighty God and it is His making and so we must harness it for common good.”
El-Rufai has continued his campaigning tour in the south eastern part of Kaduna.