A poster of leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and deputy Yemi Osinbajo is displayed along the highway in Lagos. ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
Abuja - The Kaduna State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, of stopping a meeting between local traditional rulers and incoming Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
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Director General of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Ben Kure, said Osibanjo was in Kafanchan to meet critical stakeholders in the area. These include traditional rulers, religious leaders, academics, youth and women leaders ahead of Saturday's governorship election.
Kure said the over 20 traditional rulers drawn from eight local government areas were on their way to the palace of Chief of Kagoro, venue of the meeting, when they received the governor's instruction.
Some chiefs were already in the vicinity when they received signals warning them against meeting with Osinbajo.
Kure said the programme was to first meet traditional rulers before church leaders, and we have notified them and they were ready to receive our in-coming Vice President.
The meeting, he said, was to pay homage and intimate them of what the in-coming Muhammadu Buhari's government has in stock for Nigerians irrespective religion, ethnicity, region or political interests.
To our suprise, we received a message that the governor has stopped the meeting and cautioned them to return to their domains. The monarchs complied with the warning, aborted the meeting and proceeded to their palaces, Kure said.
The same governor three weeks back stopped the President-elect from holding a campaign at Murtala Square Kaduna. And he is now trying to embarrass his Vice President.
Kure lashed that the people of Kaduna and their traditional rulers were slaves of the governor, who could not be reached for comment.
It is quite unfortunate that Kaduna state is now under an individual who is above the law and ruling with impunity.