A former gubernatorial aspirant in Kaduna State, Barr Kish Adamu has said that President Mohammdu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai have made the Fulanis the most hated race in Nigeria because of their actions and inactions.
Kish, a former Kaduna State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice stated this in an exclusive interview with LEADERSHIP.
He said the Presidency and the Kaduna State Governor have refused to play a neutral role as leaders which is bringing hatred to the Fulanis.
Kish who said he has been a close ally of the Fulanis, added that he grow up together with many of them adding that they still have cordial relationship.
” el-Rufai has been a Chief defender of these vile bandits who have ravaged many communities in Southern Kaduna. He seems to be their spokesman. He said things like they’re; carrying out reprisal, in the other hand he speaks about non negotiation. He also said he has paid them lots of money to stop killing the people and he also speaks about their tendency and capacity to revenge.”
” It is so unfortunate that the communities that are attack in Southern Kaduna are not far from military checkpoints. They only stand and watch, “Adamu said.
According to Adamu, the recent attacks and killings in Zango Kataf Local government communities was just three Kilometers away from a military checkpoints but that the bandits came in Toyota Hilux Vans perpetrated their evil acts and left without anybody stopping them.
The Attorney General added that the steps of the Government was only helping to exacerbate the crisis which has compelled people to respond in a manner that is not helpful.
On the passage of the contentious electoral bill by the members of the National Assembly, Adamu said the decision of the Senators not to support the transmission of election results electronically was purely political.
According to Adamu, such voting by the majority of the lawmakers was to serve the interest of their party, the APC.
He accused the legislators of not considering national interest and what is best for the country.
“If we look at history prior to 2019 election, the APC had always insisted on electronic mode of voting and electronic transmission of results. They insisted on the use of Card reader and they insisted that our elections must be electronic, probably they’ve a system that will exploits what was set-up. The same party in power is coming in 2021 saying we cannot do this. That the use of electronic voting has disadvantages but in 2015 it works for them in 2019 they wanted it, so, what has change now? Adamu asked.
He said the country should look for a framework that would allow for the use of electronic means of voting and transmission of results election results.