Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, at the weekend met with a group of pastors, saying his administration’s decision not based on religion and ethnicity.
The governor said he has been working with people around him based on competency to get results, not minding their tribe, religion, as he called on residents to unite for progress of the state.
Speaking during a Town Hall Meeting with a group of pastors under the auspices of ‘Pastors United For Change Association’ held in Kaduna, El-Rufai explained that he has nothing against Christians in the state, adding that his choice of running mate, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, from Sanga local government area of Southern Kaduna was purely on her capacity to deliver and not religious sentiment.
The governor while urging the pastors to check his records of selfless service to the people, maintained that his target is to end the religious,ethnic division and unite the people of the state.
El-rufai said, “In my life I have never worked with people based on religious and ethnic consideration.
“Don’t look at what people said but what I have done in the past. Go through my records and see what I have done. On the issue of my running mate, we are encouraging women participation in politics,she is a competent woman.”