Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that there is no thinking brain among members of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) even as the PDP asked the governor to focus on the problem in his state and leave its vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi, whom he described as tribal bigot, alone.
Governor el-Rufai on his Twitter page said: “No single thinking brain was left in PDP.”
“I never respond to cluelessness, compounded by bad English. There isn’t a single thinking brain left in PDP….sad, only Wendell Simlins and their sort……sigh!
“We will meet first on February 16, 2019 – my birthday by the way then March 2 in sha Allah – Goodbye.”
This was even as the PDP cautioned the Governor to mind his unguarded comment, saying that Peter Obi who he said to be a tribal bigot is well known for his nationalist disposition and cannot in anyway be associated with tribal bigotry.
The PDP advised Governor el-Rufai to face the myriad of problems he has caused in Kaduna state for which the people have resolved to vote him out and stop his attempt to further foul the nation’s political space by making comments capable of stoking religious and ethnic division in our country.
“Governor el-Rufai should not attempt to export the kind of inciting and inflammatory statements that have led to conflagration and bloodletting in his Kaduna state to our national political firmament.
“From el-Rufai’s comment, Nigerians now know those behind the series of smear campaigns and spurious allegations against our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi.
“Instead of fixating on our party and the soaring popularity of our Presidential candidate, we expect el-Rufai to show remorse that he was part of those who brought in the Buhari administration, which has inflicted so much pain on Nigerians in the last three and half years.
“He must therefore know that the 2019 election will not be about name calling, smear campaign and character assassination but on finding solutions to the issue of governance for which Nigerians are fully rallied on the platform of the PDP.
“El-Rufai should therefore steer clear of our party and our candidates and begin to prepare to give a full account of his tenure as governor of Kaduna state.”
Meanwhile, Governor el-Rufai has insisted that any person that doesn’t recognize the human right of every citizen to move freely, live and work in any part of Nigeria, “but implies that though foreigners can observe elections in his state, other Nigerians may only do so in their states of origin is not fit to be VP of Nigeria.”