Lagos - Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir
Ahmad El-Rufai, said his administration would not interfere in the running of
the 23 local government areas in the state.
His spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan, said El-Rufai gave the
pledge when a forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) local government
chairmen in the state paid him a congratulatory visit.
“We must do what our people want and what will benefit them
and we must be firm in bringing positive change and coherent development in
We will not touch a
kobo or naira of local government councils in the state. The local government
areas must be allowed to deliver development and real change,” he is quoted as
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“They must go and work; development is practical and not
invisible. We will not tolerate waste and mismanagement of public resources. We
will also not tolerate incompetence from officials charged with promoting the
well-being of our state,” he said.
APC’s EL-Rufai defeated Muhktar Yero, the incumbent of the
People’s Democratic Party.
Alhaji Naibi Ibrahim Sambo, who led the delegation of APC
chairmen, said the delegation was in Kaduna to congratulate the governor-elect and
pray for his success as governor.
Sambo explained that the people of Kaduna state voted for
El-Rufai because they were convinced he will take the state to greater heights.
He pledged the support of the forum towards restoring the
state to its former glory.