Debt scandal: Why El-Rufai is yet to talk – Senator Shehu Sani


Senator Shehu Sani has weighed in on the debt issue tearing ex-governor Nasir El-Rufai and his successor, Gov. Uba Sani apart.

Gov. Sani had attributed alleged financial struggle Kaduna State is facing to service of huge debt inherited from his successor, El-Rufai’s administration.

Consequently, a son of the ex-governor, Bashir, lashed out at the incumbent, accusing him of abandoning governance by ensconcing himself in Abuja and surrounded by yesmen.

On the Senior El-Rufai’s part, he has remained mute.

This, Senator Sani stated was strategic in an interview with Daily Trust saying, “I can predict that it is not just that El-Rufai doesn’t want to talk, he is studying the situation to know whether the attack is actually coming from Kaduna State or Abuja. That is my speculation.

“In the case of River State, you can see that Wike talks but Fubara doesn’t, but in the case of Kaduna, it is the other way around, and this one did not attack the other person; he simply stated the record on the ground. And by bringing that to the open, I know that when his friend will respond, he is not going to direct his missiles only to the governor of the state, he is going to direct them to Abuja. And I can tell you in clear terms that with this, a battle line has been drawn and it is going to continue until the end of the tenure of this administration. So anybody who wants to reconcile A and B is simply wasting his time; nothing is going to happen.”

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