Godfatherism: el-Rufai In On Course – Group

L-R: Oshiomhole, Tinubu and Osinbajo


The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai’s  views on godfatherism in Nigeria politics has been described as a nationalistic one which needs to be viewed with all seriousness.

His views are regarded as tonic to correct the notion of money bag politicians who capitalized on using youths and dumped them after election without recourse to their future.

To this, youths are to refocus on self reliance and shine their eyes before electing politicians into various elective posts and not base their judgement on godfatherism.

This views were contained in a press release signed by the National Chairman of El-Rufai national Media Support Group, Hon. Musa Aliyu Kalli and made available to newsmen in Kaduna, Wednesday May 15, 2019.

According to the group, the governor’s statement on godfatherism needs not to be negatively countered but be seen as a corrective measure to rejuvenate our democratic governance.

The release stated further that, the statement should be regarded holistically and embraced by all and not what some politicians termed as targeting a particular politician.

“Governor El-Rufai is more of a nationalist than a regional politician hence speaking from the points of a nationalist, and his points need to be viewed so to put the toes of the godfathers in politics in the right perspective”, the group noted.

The group bemoaned the wrong notion of those that condemned the statement negatively instead of ponder on it and use it to give credence to our politics.

The group recounted that Governor El-Rufai’s track record as FCT Minister are there to judge him and to point to the fact that he is a nationalist.

“We look forward to see him as a national leader. He has never acted as a regional leader, all he is after is a better living condition for all, irrespective of tribe, religion or political affiliation. This trend he showcased as FCT Minister and presently as Kaduna State Governor where he has all tribes in his cabinet”, Hon. Kalli added.

The National Chairman, called on youths to rededicate themselves to the cause of uplifting the democratic setting through a more reform process and shun godfatherism and Nigeria as a nation devoid of acrimony.

He added that Governor El-Rufai is more concerned about the wellbeing of the youth of the nation, hence his call to shift ground from godfatherism in politics and play developmental democracy.


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