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Ministerial Nominees: Don’t Confirm El-Rufai, Shehu Sani Urges Senators 

Shehu Sani, who previously served as a Senator for Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has advised the Senators of the 10th Assembly to refrain from confirming Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the former Governor of Kaduna State, as a Minister.

On Sunday, the former lawmaker issued a statement to journalists expressing his surprise at the inclusion of El-Rufai’s name on the list of ministerial nominees. The ex-lawmaker stated that El-Rufai’s religious affiliations are dangerous to the unity of the nation.

He urged the three senators from Kaduna State to stand up in respect and reject the confirmation and approval of the former governor for the betterment of the nation’s future generations.

Senator Sani reminded Senators to respect the Senator Abubakar Sodangi Committee which banned El-Rufai from holding public office.

The statement read: “The Senate should uphold and respect the 2008 Senator Sodangi Committee that barred him from holding public office.

“Particularly, the three senators from Kaduna State; they must categorically and unambiguously reject Elrufai’s nomination.

“Silence is a great disservice and betrayal to the people of Kaduna State, who have suffered under his eight years of tyranny and persecution.

“Nigerian Senators should save the country from the danger and jeopardy of harbouring, incubating and crowning such a man into the palace of power.

“A man with a track record of religious intolerance, extremism and disrespect for rule of law doesn’t deserve the gavel of approval from the legislature. He doesn’t deserve to be a minister.

“Any opposition Senator that confirms El-Rufai has betrayed the moral conscience of the people of this country; any ruling party Senator that confirms El-Rufai has brought in a destructive agent into the government of Tinubu.

“Confirming Elrufai as a Minister is a suicidal mission for the Tinubu administration.”

The Senate is set to begin screening and confirmation of 28 ministerial-nominees sent by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday.

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