Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has come under fire over the postponement of the two million-man march of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, in the state.
Naija News recalls that a supporter of the LP candidate had claimed that two million people will march for Obi in Kaduna, following similar marches for the presidential candidate in Cross River and Nasarawa State.
The Obi supporter with the username Abdullahi Umar Zarma wrote, “Kaduna Two Million March for Peter Obi.”
Reacting to the tweet, El-Rufai mocked the proposed two million march for the former Governor of Anambra State in Kaduna
El-rufai wrote, “In Kaduna? Not Kaduna Twitter? I hope you get two hundred persons on the streets, including those ‘imports’ that can’t open their shops on Mondays, and came on overnight bus last night!! I jus’ dey laff, wallahi tallahi!! @KadunaResident”
In a twist of the event, the LP Youth leader in Kaduna, Austin Aniagu, issued a statement on Friday, stating that the two million march has been postponed due to security advice.
He stated that a new date will be communicated to the youths of the party and supporters of the LP presidential candidate.
Following the development, some netizens have taken to the micro-blogging platform, Twitter to knock the Kaduna governor over the postponement of the event.
See some of the reactions below.
@drpenking wrote: “El Rufai has used Law Enforcement Agents to force a postponement of the Kaduna 2 million man March for Peter Obi. He said that nobody will come out. Why is he now so scared to the extend of using security agencies to force-stop it?”
@mazi_ikemba wrote: “El-rufai was scared he used security agents to frustrate today’s One Million Man march for Peter Obi in Kaduna. Well, he should know Obidients just postponed it. The march MUST hold in September.”
@firstladyship wrote: “My People, our Kaduna rally is cancelled. El-Rufai has no liver, no balls. He chickened out at the last minute. Ruffy used the police & disrupted our 2 Million March for Peter Obi. What is he afraid of? I thought Kaduna was not OBIdient? APPLY WHAT?????????????????”
@VictorIsrael_ wrote: “El Rufai has instructed the police to deny us from going out for Peter Obi one million walk in Kaduna. That man that’s shorter than GOTV remote has no right to tell people not to go about their peaceful march. Obidients hope you are taking note. We wipe them cord at the elections.”
@Ulaga_Igwe wrote: “The little Hitler of Kaduna legitimately told you that your million march won’t happen & he backed it up with action, El Rufai’s tantrums are the trailer to the main event.
“When they are done with you, they’ll give you the Nigeria you so much want to take back but you’ll refuse.”
@OBIdientGangsta wrote: “El Rufai come and stop us in Port Harcourt now. Very insecure thing. I don’t know who is worse between that short dude & Shettima, both are tyrants. Kaduna & Rivers are Obidient!”
@ChudeMedia wrote: “Does a Governor have the constitutional right to stop a peaceful Gatherings?The Kaduna rally won’t hold tomorrow as scheduled because @elrufai instructed the security agents to deny the organizers “police order”. Who is the Coward now?”
@von_Bismack wrote: “They said Elrufai did marvellously well in Kaduna state to the extent that peaceful marches cannot even hold in the City centre because of insecurity. The joke keeps writing itself.“