Rancour between El-Rufai, Kaduna Speaker over election results untrue – Aide
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Kaduna State Speaker, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, has denied any rancour between the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Yusuf Zailani.
This comes following reports that the Speaker of the State Assembly, Zailani allegedly had a verbal confrontation with Governor El-Rufai over the current election results in the state.
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In a Facebook post by the founder of Liberty Radio and Television, Ahmed Ramalan Tijjanni, he alleged that trouble was brewing between the Speaker and the Kaduna Government House.
Alhaji Tijjani on his verified Facebook page wrote, ”Fireworks in the government house, hate speech, reckless speech exchange between the king of hate and Hon. Speaker Zailani.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the post, Danfulani who described the post as untrue said such a post on social media ought not to have emanated from a respected elder and chieftain in the state.
He stressed that the relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government is very cordial.
He said, “I urge him to withdraw the statement as a respected person whom we also respect because the working relationship between the state government and legislative arm is good.”
“Our focus now is to have a successful and peaceful election and besides, we don’t know anybody with the name king of hate in the government house.
”We, therefore, urge him to delete the post with immediate effect to avoid misleading the public with false information.
”As a respected person. He should not be seen spreading such news but instead committed to peace in Kaduna State.
”Should he fail to do the needful by pulling down the post, we may be left with no option but to seek further explanation from him through legal means, we hope we won’t get there.”