Kaduna Assembly rejects El-Rufai’s nominee over Facebook criticism

By Umar Salam.

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has rejected Aliyu Jaafaru, the Commissioner nominee for Agriculture, sent to the House for screening by Governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Jaafaru, who appeared before the Kaduna State Assembly today, was rejected by members of the House for allegedly criticizing El-Rufai’s administration since 2017.

The Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Shagali while presiding over plenary today, quoted some of Jafaaru’s social media posts.

Shagali said: “In your Facebook account, you said ‘there is nothing like making Kaduna State great again. It is a deceptive clinch used by politicians to deceive the masses; we will make Kaduna great at the appropriate time. It is a responsibility for those who are truly sincere not for those who are inherently sarcastic.’

“You also said, ‘El-Rufai must learn to tackle issues with human face.’

“You also said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root cause, not only the symptoms.

“You also said in the same post, ‘stop comparing me with El-Rufai who thinks he is more intelligent than intelligence itself.’

“You however, said you are a humble human being that believes that all that glitter is not gold, hence, there is nothing authoritarian in insisting on the truth and never speak the truth.”

Speaking at the end of plenary, the Chairman, Assembly Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Musa wondered why Jaafaru would want to work with the government he criticizes.

“The evil that men do live even after them. Jaafaru has been a critic of this administration on social media.

“He has been criticizing the government, so why does he want to work with the government he has been criticizing”, Musa queried.

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