Nasir el-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, has made a firm vow to swear with the Holy Qur’an, vehemently denying allegations of embezzlement of government funds. In an interview with the Hausa service of the Kaduna State Media Corporation, Governor el-Rufai challenged his predecessors to do the same and prove their innocence in the face of accusations.
With his eight-year tenure approaching its end, Governor el-Rufai has faced criticism from the opposition, prompting him to defend his integrity and reject claims of misappropriation. Asserting his stand, he expressed his readiness to take a solemn oath on the Qur’an, affirming that he did not steal a single penny from Kaduna’s resources beyond his entitlement.
“I didn’t build any mansion, I don’t need it. I didn’t steal anybody’s money, and I am challenging everyone who has governed this state to come out and swear with the Qur’an that they didn’t steal a kobo of Kaduna resources that is not their entitlement,” declared Governor el-Rufai. “I swear to God, I will do that swearing. So, I am challenging all of them. Everyone should come out and face the people of Kaduna State and tell them he didn’t steal their money.”
Governor el-Rufai’s bold call for accountability seeks to shed light on alleged financial misconduct and restore public trust in governance. The authenticity of his commitment to combat corruption and uphold transparency and accountability will be closely observed as former governors are expected to respond to his challenge.
The outcome of this high-stakes confrontation remains uncertain, but Governor el-Rufai’s unwavering determination to clear his name and defend his reputation has captivated the attention of the people of Kaduna State.
Source: Daily Post
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