Nasir El-Rufai Wrote:
“Spendthrift Kaduna government panics, invents facts” – Response to Kaduna State Government – by: El-Rufai Campaign Organization – November 7, 2014 (Abridged Statement)
The incumbent PDP government in Kaduna State has confirmed both its incompetence and its inability to engage with issues. Their panicky response to Malam Nasir El-Rufai’s declaration speech was long on personal attacks and innuendo, but short on credible and specific rebuttals to the charge that they have not served the state well. In seeking the APC’s ticket to serve as governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai has studied the state’s figures and knows the magnitude of the challenge.
In its response, the Kaduna State Government detailed some expenses they have made. But nobody ever accused them of not spending money. They are charged with not having the results to show for the spending, either in infrastructure or human capital.. It is a fact that the PDP government has rapidly accumulated public debts since 2007. Figures from the 2014 report of the Debt Management Office show that Kaduna State has the highest debt per capita in the country. Kaduna State is also ranked as the worst place to do business among the 19 northern states, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business Report, 2013.
The Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organisation sympathises with the Kaduna State Government over its discomfiture regarding the 2015 elections, but wishes to advise them to make it a campaign of issues.
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Nasir El-Rufai Campaign Organisation