The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El’rufai, of lack of adherence to law and order and dereliction of duty, and declared him missing in the state.
The party frowned at the governor for leaving the state without transmitting power to his deputy as enshrined in the Constitution.
The governor has not been seen in public for about two weeks and there is no formal explanation from his aides about his whereabout.
The PDP Chairman Kaduna State Chapter, Felix Hyat, in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary, Abraham Catoh, raised the concern over the governor’s absence.
He said the situation can bring chaos in the administration of the state.
“For more than 11 days running, governor El-Rufai of Kaduna State has disappeared from public glare, without transmitting power to his deputy,” the statement stated.
It also frowned at the APC’s style of leadership in the state “which is without recourse to
“We advise the APC- led Government to respect the tenets of our democracy so as to sustain the hard-earned democracy the PDP and other Nigerians fought to put in place for the betterment of a liberal society,” Mr Hyat said.
The governor’s aide on media and publicity, Samuel Aruwan could not be reached to comment on the statement as calls to his phone were unanswered neither did he respond to a text message sent to him by the reporter.
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The party lamented the absence of the Governor from the state without officially transmitting a letter to the State House of Assembly.
The call was made by the Kogi State PDP Director of Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson in a statement yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital.
The statement reads, “For now the ship of governance in the state which lacked direction under Governor Bello, has on its own entered reverse gear, with unpaid salaries to workers who have been cleared since January, while some others had not been paid in the last twenty four months.
“The absence of Governor Bello has opened up government activities to corruption and stealing, little wonder local government workers last week, since the beginning of the year, were only paid a paltry twenty percent of their January salary.
“The assembly, composed of representatives of the people, who are daily in the know of the current suffering of the people, and the governor having flouted the constitution; the House must do the needful, to fill the vacuum created by the governor’s sudden disappearance.”