Kaduna Assembly rejects Commissioner-nominee for attacking el-Rufai on Facebook

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OrijoReporter.com, Aliyu Abubakar

The past of one Aliyu Abubakar, who was nominated for commissionership by Gov. Nasir el-Rufai is haunting him.

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Abubakar was rejected by the Kaduna State House of Assembly, according to multiple reports.

His sin, it was said, was that in the past he was a staunch critic of Mallam el-Rufai on social media and at different times hit out at the governor on Facebook.

The assembly speaker, Aminu Shagali, who chaired the screening exercise reportedly, recalled some of the vitriols Abubakar hurled at the governor paraphrasing them.

“You also said El-Rufai must learn to tackle issues with human face, and said you are an advocate of change that goes to the root.

“You also said in the same post, stop comparing me with El-Rufai who thinks he is more intelligent than intelligence itself.”

Addressing newsmen against the backdrop of Abubakar’s disqualification, the House Committee Chairman on Media and Public Affairs, Alhaji Tanimu Musa said, “The evil that men do live after them, Jaafaru has been a critic of this administration on social media. Why did he want to work with the governor?”

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