A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory and Deputy National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, has formally announced his intention to run for the Kaduna State governorship seat.
The ex-minister made this known during his courtesy visit to the palace of Kpop Gwong, Col. Paul Zakka-Wyoms (retd.), the Paramount Ruler of Gwong
He said: “I came here to formally inform you of our decision to seek the highest office in our dear state. It is a demonstration of deep commitment to the peace, development and unity of Kaduna State. I am set and ready to move to action, justice is paramount to development and that is my direction. I am seeking your blessings and moral backing”, he assured.
El-Rufai added he was not new to Kaduna State as he had his primary, secondary and university education in the state.
“I also practiced here in our state before moving to Abuja where we both served with Yakowa in General Abdulsalam Abubakar’s government; so I know our problems and together we will run a responsible and participatory government together”, said El-Rufai.
El Rufai, who will be running on the platform of the APC has promised the monarch that when elected, he will govern the State with equity, fairness and justice.
The ex-minister is expected to continue with his tour of the state today.