Kaduna Gov. El-Rufai, Ex- Gov. Markafi, Fight Dirty


Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi.



By Our Reporter

A war of attrition is brewing between Governor Nasir El-Rufai and former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Muhammed Makarfi.

Sources informed NATIONAL WAVES that the acrimony between the duo is centered around their political differences.

So bad is the situation that
El-Rrufai has revoked the Right of Occupancy of nine companies belonging Makarfi.

The affected properties have also been slated for demolition.

The notice of revocation and withdrawal of the right of occupancy had been served to the officials of the affected companies.

The official notice of revocation was addressed to the Director of Cane Properties, Plot 11, Murtala Square, Doka, Alhaji Ibrahim Makarfi who responded, “Our Lawyers will respond accordingly to the revocation and withdrawal of right of Occupancy of the companies”.

While responding to Daily Trust enquiries on the revocation vua a text message, Senator Makarfi confirmed receipt of the nine revocation letters.

He said, “There is a serious issue. We need to meet Ustaz Yunus (SAN) to go to court to stop the state government; they just sent nine revocation letters to us”.

Listed among the affected properties are five plots in Mogadishu, three plots on Kwato road, and the Doka plot.

In separate letters of revocation and withdrawal of right of Occupancy signed by the Registrar of Kaduna Geographical Information Service (KADGIS), Mahmud Aminu said, “I have been directed to refer to the above Right of Occupancy, and inform you that His Excellency, Governor of Kaduna State has in the exercise of power conferred on him under section 28 (5) (a) and (b) of Land Use Act 1978, revoked and withdrawal your rights and continued failure and contravention of covenanted terms and conditions of the Right of Occupancy”.

El-Rufai has 10 more days to govern Kaduna as he would exit office on May 29, 2023, after serving two terms.

Recall that Markarfi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), campaigned for PDP candidates in the last general elections. He also raised the alarm over alleged plots by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to arrest and detain 80 members of the PDP ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections.

The former governor also condemned arrest of Saidu Adamu, a former information commissioner and a deputy director in the PDP governorship campaign council, alongside two youth leaders of the party by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Adamu and the PDP youth leaders – El Abbas Mohammed and Talib Mohammed – were arrested for allegedly making comments on the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the APC in the state which was considered inciting.

He said beside the arrest of the trio, a list of 80 field officers of the PDP had been drawn by the state government for arrest and detention.“Our attention has been drawn to a list of 80 of our field officers, drawn up by the government to be arrested and detained until after the elections. This has grievous implications,” Makarfi said.

According to him, those pencilled down for arrest, were drawn from Kudan, Sanga, Igabi, Lere, Kachia, Jaba and Kaduna North Local Government Areas of the state, which are believed to be strongholds of the PDP.


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