Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, on Saturday in Kaduna, held a Town Hall meeting with some pastors under the umbrella of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA), ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
The meeting came weeks after the governor, while defending his Muslim-Muslim ticket,
declared that 67 per cent of Christians will not vote for him, even if the Pope was his running mate.
His choice of a muslim woman, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate was greeted with mixed reactions.
Addressing the pastors during the meeting, the governor said, his decision for a muslim running mate was not based on religion and ethnicity, but on purely capacity to deliver.
He said the appointment of all those working with him were based on competence to get results, not minding their tribe and religion.
el-Rufai said his target was to end the religious, ethnic division and unite the people of the state.
He said: “In my life I have never worked with people based on religious and ethnic consideration. Don’t look at what people said but what I have done in the past.
“Go through my records and see what I have done. On the issue of my running mate, we are encouraging women participation in politics, she is a competent woman.” – Thisday.