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2019 elections: How El-Rufai is planning to win Christians's support

- The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has urged pastors in the state to vote for him in the next general elections

- El-Rufai told the religious leaders that they should look at how he has performed in the state and not the things that have been said about him

- The governor also said he works with people based on merit and not religions and ethnicity

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, has appealed to pastors in the state to give support to his reelection for second term in the forthcoming general elections.

He urged the Christian community in the state during a meeting with the religious leaders under the group Pastors United Change Association (PUCA) on Saturday, February 9, Sahara Reporters reports.

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It should be noted, however, that it was reported that the governor had earlier said that if Pope was his deputy running mate, 67% of Christians in the state would never support him with their support.

At the meeting with the pastors, El-Rufai said he has never related or worked with anyone on the basis of religion or ethnicity but on merit

He also asked the Christian community not to judge him based on what have said about him, but on his past performance in the state.

He 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. Only Kaduna State has male/female governorship ticket in northern Nigeria.

“Late Professor Andrew Nok, our late Commissioner for Education, brought Dr Hadiza Balarabe when we were looking for someone that can revive our primary health in the state and she performed excellently well.

“I didn’t know her before. Her choice as a running mate has nothing to do with religion. I am confident that my running mate will run the state effectively, and will be fair to all in the state even if I am not around.

“When you get into office politics, you must be fair to all. Check our records in the last three years and six months, we have worked. We built, repaired primary, secondary schools. We fixed our primary health centres. I am human and I can make mistakes like any other person. I will be fair to everybody.”

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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that a Kaduna state high court on Friday, February 8, issued a warrant of arrest against the chairman of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) for contempt over a case in which Governor El Rufai was alleged to have declared N90 billion in his CCB assets declaration form.

The warrant of arrest was issued by Justice Mario Mohammed after the chairman ignored several summons by the court in a suit between Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i and Today’s publishing Company Limited, and one other.

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