Kaduna Central PDP Senatorial Candidate Chides El-Rufai For Allegedly Insulting Sacked Workers

Kaduna Central Senatorial Candidate under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lawal Adamu Usman (Mr LA),  has slammed Governor Nasir el-Rufai for referring to the thousands of school teachers he sacked as touts and area boys.
El-Rufai while justifying his government’s sack of over 25,000 school teachers in a Federal Radio Corporation (FRCN) live Hausa programme on Saturday said the step became necessary because the schools were staffed by people he described as rascals, touts and irresponsible area boys.
In a swift reaction, Mr LA’s Media and Publicity Director, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman condemned the governor for insulting the teachers after rendering them jobless and homeless without paying them their entitlements.
Suleiman noted that most of the affected teachers were people who had served their state diligently for twenty years and above but suddenly sacked by the same government they brought to power.
“Regrettably, rather than sympathizing with them and their families or at least showing remose for his indiscriminate and irrational action, the governor found it convenient to insult them in the market square.
Suleiman said these unguarded, provocative insults has further confirmed the concern that the power el-Rufai and the APC  had was not being used to improve people’s lives despite the mountain of unrealistic campaign promises that propelled high expectations.
“Almost four years on, what has happened to those promises and raised hopes? Poverty, homelessness and joblessness now so rife they are almost taken for granted. Our health service, schools and civil service are stretched to breaking point in an economy flagging and manufacturing jobs lost.”
“We must renew that founding spirit, and refresh that ambition by taking away that power and placing it  where it can mean real change.
“2015 to 2018 as most  chaotic and divisive years in the history of Nigeria and in particular, Kaduna state,  Mr LA said, “we need to draw a line under it and use 2019 to get back on track. We have a real opportunity this year to push for unity, rather than the current division, bitterness and mutual distrust,” Suleiman said.
He said for those who, in 2014, were deceived into supporting a false new future for the state, but are now understandably uncertain and nervous, angry even, PDP is offering a liberating alternative with a new set of realistic promises for something better.


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