Nandu Gbok: El-Rufai replies Fayose's former aide on his alleged absence
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Nandu Gbok: El-Rufai replies Fayose’s former aide on his alleged absence

Mojeed Oladipupo




Muyiwa Adekeye, the Special Adviser to governor Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state, has stated that there is no big deal about his principal’s absence at the inauguration of Transition Committee for his second term in office.

Lere Olayinka, a former media aide to Ekiti Governor has been questioning the whereabouts of governor El-Rufa’i after the killing of nine people by unknown gunmen at Nandu Gbok community in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna on Saturday.

He also commented on his absence after the transition committee was inaugurated in the absence of El-Rufa’i and his outgoing deputy, Balarabe Lawal.

In a statement, Adekeye reminded Olayinka that El-Rufai, who was first declared governor-elect of Kaduna State in April 2015 named Balarabe Abbas Lawal, who was his deputy,  chairman of the Transition Committee on 14 April 2015, which was inaugurated on 23 April 2015, at Asaa Pyramid Hotel.

He added that doing the same thing today Tuesday, 12 March 2019, either in presence does not mean a thing.

The governor had named the Deputy Governor-elect Dr Hadiza Balarabe as chairman of the 2019 Transition Committee which was inaugurated today.

He, therefore, called out those who allegedly concocted lies about the governor’s accident to come out with proof.

“Those who concocted the accident tale offered no evidence. All they had was their fervent desire for their ill-will to come true. In vain hope, they clutch at straws everyday. Desperation will not turn your delusions into fact.

“Anyone making an allegation or claim should present supporting evidence. Asking the victim of such unproven allegations to respond, or treating the claims made as true just because they have been uttered, is to enable the business of lies, fake news and rumour. We can do better,” he added.

Mojeed is a thoroughbred and detailed photojournalist and media analyst. He is a graduate of Mass Communications from Lagos State University, LASU

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