Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, yesterday, alleged that intelligence reports available to him suggested that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was planning to disrupt the coming election in the state. El-Rufai said the move was being planned because of the imminent defeat that is staring the opposition party in the face.
This is as he also called on youths in the state to resist the temptation of being used to cause violence during the forthcoming elections. But in a swift reaction, Spokesman of the PDP in Kaduna State, Mr. Abraham Catoh, said governor El-Rufai was already jittery and scared of defeat because majority of the people in the state are for PDP.
But the governor, who disclosed this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Kudana yesterday as part of his campaign tour of local government areas, however assured the people that security agents were already on the alert to ensure peaceful elections.
He said: “As a leader, it is my responsibility to tell you what is being planned because there are a lot of PDP bigwigs in Kudan local government and they may try to disturb the peace of this area”. The governor, who said any reasonablepersonwillnotwant to cause trouble in his locality, however, said PDP chieftains are not always reasonable.
To this end, ElRufai advised the people of Kudan Local Government to shun any politician who approaches them with a plot to cause crisis in the run up to, during and after the elections.
“If any politician approaches any of you to cause violence, ask him to bring his child so that you will execute the plot together. Politicians are fond of using the children of the masses for nefarious activities while their children are either schooling somewhere, or are safe abroad,” he said.