Karma: X Users Share El-Rufai’s Old Tweets Condemning Loans


Some old tweets of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai in which he particularly condemned foreign loans secured by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan have resurfaced in the social media.

Some X users have shared the tweets posted by El-Rufai on January 26 and December 27, 2012 again thereby reminding the public the position he took before he emerged as governor.

In the tweets, El-Rufai, who was a chieftain of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), posted a popular quote of the second president of the United States of America, John Adams, stating that the two ways to conquer and enslave a nation are through debt and sword.

In the second tweet, El-Rufai said that while the US and European governments were running to reduce debt and fiscal cliff, the Jonathan administration was rushing to “borrow away the future of our nation”.

The old tweets by El-Rufai read; “There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt. ~ John Adams [1735-1826] …$40bn & counting!

“In US & Europe, governments are working to reduce debt & fiscal cliff, our Jonathanians are rushing to borrow away the future of our nation”.

An X user@dagban manager, who retweeted the post with a quote, said, “Time unveils the true nature of hypocrites.

Another user @Collinsweglobe, said El-Rufai has a penchant for “dropping quotes that come back to hurt him”.

El-Rufai and his successor, Uba Sani, are having a political cold war over the alleged debt burden left behind by the former.

Governor Uba Sani, who is left to bear the burden of the heavy debts said at a town hall meeting in Kaduna on Saturday, that his administration inherited a debt of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities from the El-Rufai administration which he stressed has made it practically impossible to meet some of its responsibilities as a government.

Uba Sani said; “Despite the huge debt burden of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities sadly inherited from the previous administration, we remain resolute in steering Kaduna State towards progress and sustainable development.

“We have conducted a thorough assessment of our situation and are sharpening our focus accordingly. It gladdens my heart to inform you that despite the huge inherited debt on the state, till date, we have not borrowed a single kobo,” he enthused.

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