Governor Malam Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state said his administration and the people of the state terminated the political careers of Senators Shehu Sani and Uthman Hunkuyi because the duo failed to champion the World Bank loan that could have facilitated the development of Kaduna state.
The governor said the electorate in apparent discontent with their performances at the senate opted to not only to vote them out of the upper chambers but ensure Shehu Sani becomes a harmless blogger while Hunkuyi made to relocate along with his family to China.
The former FCT minister, who said his administration focus remains to improve the infrastructural development of the state as well as improve the welfare of the people, said it was only the basis of this that he insisted on appointing persons based on competence.
“We have kicked out Shehu Sani, who has now become a blogger and Uthman Hunkuyi who has now relocated to China with his family for not giving the people of Kaduna state the opportunity of getting the loan that will help in improving the lots of Kaduna people”, he said.
He made the statement while responding to the Kpop Ham Malam Danladi Gyet Maude, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna.
El-Rufai told the Kpop Ham that his appointments into sensitive positions were based not just on merit but on their competence.
The governor, who has been criticized for demolishing structures allegedly built on unauthorised locations, lamented that people always misunderstood him when he gave sensitive appointments to non indigenes.
“We care about capacity, competence and commitment to service. All the people appointed by us are strictly and basically on merit,” he emphasized.
Further, he said his appointments are spread in other to accommodate competence and capacity, stressing often electoral patronage does not form the basis of his appointments.
“If we used politics, no one from Jaba local government will be appointed by our administration because of the poor elections results”, El-Rufai explained.
He lauded the Kpop Ham for giving Kaduna state quality individuals for appointments, el-Rufai said that only Zaria and Jaba local governments have the highest number of people appointed to sensitive offices in the state.
He promised to see to the request of the Ham people In order to enhance their well-being and improve the lot of the people of Kaduna state especially those in the rural areas.
Earlier, the Kpop Ham Malam Danladi Gyet Maude expressed his pleasure to the governor for appointing many Ham sons and daughters into various positions of authority in the state.
He called on the governor to help in completing various projects in Ham kingdom, which had been left uncompleted.
“The people of Ham are not thinking of political party as those with me here are from different political parties but we are here to show our gratitude.”