Politics

I don’t care if my tough policies hurt my 2019 chances – El-Rufai

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has practically been in the eye of the storm since he took over office. His tough and radical approach to governance has earned him plenty of critics.

The recent decision to replace more than 21,000 incompetent school teachers is still drawing him flaks. And it is feared that the tough policies may hurt his chances of getting re-elected or aiming a higher officer in 2019.

But the radical governor says he is not bothered.

In a tweet this afternoon, he said he and his team “take decisions because they are right, not because they offer us any political advantage”.

He expressed hope that Kaduna residents would make the best choices irrespective of what critics say.

His words: “Some of our critics have threatened us with electoral consequences because we are taking tough, but necessary decisions, in favour of ordinary people. Our oath of office and our personal principles prevent us from refusing to do what is right because of political calculations.

“We take decisions because they are right, not because they offer us any political advantage. We trust that residents of Kaduna State will make the best choice for themselves and their children”.

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