The Arewa Consultative Forum, a political and cultural group based in northern Nigeria, has said Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai, must bear the cost of rebuilding the demolished structure belonging to faction members of the APC in Kaduna.
In a statement signed on Wednesday by Shettima Yerima, the group’s president, it warned that it would not be acceptable if public fund is “used in settling his wanton destruction”.
“This time around, el-Rufai must be made to pay compensation for the destruction from his own account. It will not be acceptable for public funds to be used in settling his wanton destruction”.
The group also said the governor should be held accountable should his actions result in political crisis in the state.
“We note with deep concern that this is the second time el-Rufai will allow political intolerance to get the better of him. These, combined with his numerous unapologetic and hurtful public utterances are in no small measure harmful to the spirit of civil engagement in every democracy the world over.
”Nigeria and indeed the entire democratic world should hold el-Rufai responsible for any untoward incident resultant from his growing impatience and intolerance to opposition,” it added.
El-rufai Monday ordered the demolition of an office building used by senator Shehu Sani-led faction of the party. Both party men have been at loggerheads since after the 2015 gubernatorial elections, when the latter had wanted to be governor.