Mr. Nasir el-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor has appealed to men of God in his state, begging for forgives and soliciting for their support in the 2019 general elections.
El-Rufai, made the appeal for forgives in a town hall meeting on Saturday in an event organized under the platform of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA).
The governor said his idea of picking Mrs. Hadiza Balarabe, as his running mate has no religious connotation.
This is even as the governor had earlier said, he is sure Christians in Kaduna will not vote for him because they do not like him.
“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,” el-Rufai said.
The Governor said he chose a woman as his deputy not because of religion, but his effort to encourage women.
He reminded his audience that in the entire northern states, only Kaduna state set the record by having a female deputy governor.
El-rufai disassociated himself for being the brain behind the picking of his deputy, but said Mr. Andrew Nok, a Professor, and former Kaduna commissioner for education, who is now late, brought Balarabe.
The governor said, in his three years in office, he has recorded many achievements such as renovating primary and secondary schools, primary health centres.
“I’m human and I can make mistakes like any other person, I will be fair to everybody” when elected, he assured the pastors.
He appealed to Kaduna people to live in peace and harmony, and charged them to handle issues relating to one another using human basis as a yardstick and not on religion and ethnicity primordial sentiment.