BY AMOS TAUNA, KADUNA – A group under the aegis of Concerned Southern Kaduna All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth, has apologised to the people of the area for its role in ensuring Mallam Nasir el-Rufai emerged as the elected governor of Kaduna State.
The group said it never expected the kind of ill-treatment meted to the communities, religious leaders and traditional rulers in the area given their bargain prior to the election.
A statement issued by the group’s Chairman, Hon Victor Asat said never in their history have they had it this bad as a people than now.
“The insensitive way the governor managed the crisis of our region is audible to the deaf and visible to the blind. We didn’t bargain for the endless closure of our tertiary institutions and the balkanisation of micro businesses around the affected schools environment, until el-Rufai came.
“We are terribly saddened that we used our thumbs to vote for this government that has taken the path of delaying the destinies of our younger ones.
“Princes and princesses are in regions, delaying the destiny of men, as it was with Daniel and the Prince of Persia in the Bible. Persistence made it possible for him to get answer to his prayers. Our younger ones should persevere as the el-Rufai they see today, tomorrow he won’t be governor.
“To our dethroned village and district heads, kindly find a place in your hearts to forgive us. If we were God, we would have aborted this disaster. As humans, we lack the third eye to see tomorrow.
“We pray for a responsive government that will come and restore you to your respective thrones to continue with the fatherly and stabilising role you have been playing in our communities.
“The responsibility of government, as enshrined in our constitution, is centered on protection of lives and properties and guaranteeing the welfare of her citizenry.
“Today, life has become worthless; the people of Birnin Gwari are languishing in pains of needless murders and kidnappings, Kaduna-Abuja expressway is now a cash-cow, producing unquantifiable wealth for kidnappers having field day in the axis.
“People are living in fear in Chikun, Kajuru, Kaura Jema’a, Kauru and many parts of the state because of government’s inability to protect them.
“The government we voted has sacked more workers than the insignificant few it has employed. Pensioners are languishing in penury despite the quantum of funds the state received as either bailout or Parish club refund. This quantum of income hasn’t improved the lot of our people,” the statement explained.