You’ll fall like candy in kids hand, El-Rufai tells Gov Sani, brushes off Kaduna Assembly probe

Former Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has shown disregard for the ongoing investigation into his administration by the state House of Assembly, casting doubt on its potential outcome.

Speaking at a Sallah celebration with his associates in Kaduna State, El-Rufai expressed his nonchalance towards the probe.

“Support the governor and his cabinet members with prayers for them to do the right thing. Don’t feel hurt with what’s going on. When he is done prancing, he will fall off like candy [in a kid’s hand],” El-Rufai remarked, as reported by Daily Nigerian.

El-Rufai cautioned against engaging in verbal confrontations with aides of Governor Uba Sani, predicting that the governor’s actions would lead to his downfall, likening it to a fragile candy that crumbles and falls apart.

In March, Governor Sani had lamented inheriting a substantial debt from his predecessor, El-Rufai, upon assuming office on May 29, 2023. He stated that the state was left with inadequate funds to meet salary obligations.

Recently, the Kaduna State House of Assembly, through an ad hoc committee chaired by Henry Zacharia, recommended that Governor Uba Sani cease repayment of all loans acquired during El-Rufai’s tenure without due process.

The committee’s recommendation stated, “That all Loans (Domestic and Foreign) obtained by the Kaduna State Government between 29th May, 2015 to 29th May, 2023 and found by the Committee to have been obtained without due process are not binding on the State and the State Government should henceforth stop honouring all liabilities arising from them.”

The ongoing probe and its implications continue to stir controversy in Kaduna State, as stakeholders await further developments regarding the handling of financial obligations and governance accountability.

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