The Southern Kaduna Muslim Ummah Development Association (SOKAMUDA) has voiced their strong displeasure regarding the recent turn of events at the National Assembly in Abuja.
The organization has raised concerns over the screening of Ministerial nominee Mallam Nasiru Ahmad Elrufai from Kaduna State.
SOKAMUDA’s National Chairman, Bala Adamu and its National Secretary, Shuaibu Zubairu, jointly registered their uneasiness with the turn of events at the red chamber during a press briefing held yesterday (Wednesday) at the NNDC Mall, Muhammadu Buhari Way Kaduna.
The Organization asserted, despite being asked to take a bow and leave following the screening, Elrufai’s nomination has been withheld under the pretext of awaiting security clearance.
SOKAMUDA, which represents various Muslim Associations from the Southern Senatorial Zone of the state, has expressed disbelief at this unexpected development.
They question the reasons behind withholding Elrufai’s name and express confusion over the rumors circulating in the media.
During the screening process, a senator from Kogi State claimed to possess a petition against Elrufai from Southern Kaduna. However, the details of the petition were not disclosed, and despite Elrufai’s willingness to address it, the Senate President opted to put the issue on hold and allowed the nominee to take a bow.
SOKAMUDA highlights Elrufai’s track record of promoting unity and inclusivity. His initiatives during his tenure as the governor of Kaduna aimed at fostering an inclusive society, uniting diverse communities for the greater good.
The organization appeals to the Senate to reconsider their decision and confirm Elrufai as a minister, emphasizing the confidence that the public has in him.
The organization also extended the appeal to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, towards intervening in the matter due to Elrufai’s significant contributions to the success of the APC and the promotion of democratic development in the country.