Mr. Hassan Hyat, Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, has hit back at Governor Nasir el-Rufai for cursing the three senators from the state.
El-Rufai had last Friday said the three senators from the state Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central), Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna North) and Danjuma Laah (Southern Kaduna) were “useless’, accusing them of hindering a $350m loan request by the Kaduna State Government.
DAILY POST reports that the three Senators representing Kaduna State at the National Assembly (NASS), had rejected the $350 million World Bank loan for Kaduna state.
Addressing thousands of party supporters at a reception for the All Progressives Congress (APC) defectors in Zonkwa, Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Monday, Hyat said anybody who cursed the senators will himself incur a curse.
In an apparent response to el-Rufai’s utterances, Hyat maintained that the people were proud of the three senators for stopping the loan.
DAILY POST reports that the Chairman, Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debt, Sen. Shehu Sani, had explained why Kaduna senators rejected the loan.
Hyat, who spoke in Hausa language said: “We don’t insult people because we have respect for the Government House, but I want to tell you that we are proud of our three senators in the National Assembly who stopped plans to shortchange the people.
“May God bless them. Anybody who cursed them, may the curse return to the person – Holy Ghost power, Holy Ghost power, Holy Ghost power.
“Senator Laah is from Southern Kaduna, we know his origin, we respect him and we are happy with him. Anybody who is not happy with you, should be patient because that is the will of God.”
He said the APC administration has failed woefully and asked Nigerians to vote the PDP in 2019 to kicked out hunger and poverty, which he alleged, are caused by the ruling APC.
“In this state, the PDP will not only chase out hunger, we will chase out insecurity.
“Yesterday (on Saturday) in Birnin Gwari our people were killed. Every week, our people are being killed and the government keeps on promising to ensure security, which type of security?
“We will not curse them, but we pray to God,” he said.
He, therefore, urged the people to get their permanent voters card (PVC) ready and participate in the local government election in the state scheduled for Saturday.
“Protect your votes, nobody can manipulate your votes. If we vote our choice, nobody can change it. If any unelected person is sworn in Kaduna, we will swear in the person we elected,” Hyat said.
Also speaking, former National Caretaker Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, called on the defectors to join hands in ensuring that the PDP returned to power in 2019.
In his remarks, the National Secretary of the party, Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, said the PDP was already on its way to power as a result of the dismal performance of the APC in the past three years.