Kaduna lawmakers reject commissioner nominee over Facebook criticism
One of the commissioner nominees for the Kaduna State cabinet of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Aliyu AbubakarJa’afar has been rejected by the state assembly over his 2017 Fcaebook criticism of the governor.
During Jaf’afar’s screening exercise, the speaker of the House Assembly, Aminu Shagali, told his colleagues that Ja’afar in 2017 criticized El Rufai in a Facebook post, saying there was nothing like making Kaduna great again, but a deceptive cliche used in deceiving Kaduna people.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s slogan on assumption of office in 2015 was ‘Greater Kaduna”.
Shagali told Ja’afar during the screening; “You criticized the same administration that is about to employ you now in one of your posts on Facebook. You said there’s nothing good about the education policy and attacked the governor.
”The governor still chose you based on merit. Your CV was chosen among 10 CVs presented to the governor. Do you think it’s honourable to accept this nomination? To work for an administration whom you think is a bad one?”
“In your Facebook account, you said there is nothing like making Kaduna state great again, it is a deceptive cliche used by politicians to deceive the masses, we will make Kaduna great at appropriate time.
“You said 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 said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root and cause (of a problem) 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 glitters is not gold there is nothing authoritarian in insisting on the truth and never speak truth.
“You also said that you detest insincerity as there are better ways of genuinely solving problems.”
Following the speaker’s revelations, the house thereafter unanimously rejected his nomination, saying that the evil men do live after them.
The Assembly spokesperson said Ja’afar had been a critic of the El Rufai’s administration and should have no place to serve in the same government.
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