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Northern Elders: Arewa Group Knocks El-Rufai Over ‘Highest Peak Of Insanity’



The Arewa Progressive Youths League has slammed the Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, for talking down on the seniority of the northern elders saying such a remark was disrespectful to them.

CityNews Nigeria reports that El-Rufai during an interview with the BBC said there is nothing like elders as age does not indicate being responsible.

In his word: “On the issue of elders, there is nothing like elders; I am also an elder; I will be 63 years old this year, 2023, so who are the elders in the North?” We, the Northern governors, are the elders, and we are the leaders of the North. Age does not indicate being responsible.”

Reacting to the comment, the Arewa group leader, Sanusi Ibrahim, in a statement on Tuesday said it was the highest peak of insanity for such a man to make such a generalization against the respected northern elders.

He further urged the northern public not to lose their guard and fall for the lies and deceptions of El-Rufai who present himself as the common man.

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He said: “It is, therefore, the highest peak of insanity for such a man with a questionable pedigree to make such sweeping generalisation against the respected northern elders, custodians of the northern values and expect to get away with it.

“We find it ridiculous and insulting to the collective sensibilities of the ordinary everyday Nigerians for El-Rufai, with his despotic tendencies as a political leader to have the audacity to pose today as a defender of the poor and the vulnerable.”

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