By Raphael Christopher
The Young Progressives Party (YPP), has urged Nigerians to hold the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru el-Rufai responsible for any act of violence during the 2019 general elections.
This was stated in a press statement signed by the YPP National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Egbeola Wale Martins and made available to newsmen.
The statement read in part: “The Young Progressives Party strongly condemn the recent “body bag” comment made by the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on a national television.
“We believe that Governor el-Rufai’s careless statement was not made in error, but an expression borne out of desperation, having gauged the mood of the nation, that the ruling party will be voted out by Nigerians come February 16th.
“We are not surprised that such a statement is coming from a man reputed for presiding over a state with the highest level of violence, not caused by terrorism but fuelled by ethno-religious hate.
“The tacit endorsement of his unguided statement by the Presidency only goes to show the hyposcrisy of the APC led government professing to campaign against hate speech on one hand but supporting same when it is convenient.
“We hereby call on the international observers not to be deterred by the empty noise of a sinking man who is only a puppet of a sinking party destined to incur the wrath of Nigerians for their four years of miss-governance”.