Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-rufai, has said there are more important things to use his life for than just being the governor of the state.
He stressed that he would leave the position if he is defeated in 2019 governorship election in the state.
El-Rufai who spoke at an event organized by the Kaduna State Peace Commission in partnership with AID Foundation Development Peace Initiative, United States Institute of Peace, Nigeria Bar Association and the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said “l should spend most of my time with my family which I have not done in the last 10 years.”
His words, “When politicians give weapons and drugs to young people for electoral purposes, then what do you do with them after you win? They become monsters that will be difficult to deal with.
“We have no thugs in the APC, all those that campaign with us, we try to empower and give them employment so that they can be off the streets.
“If you don’t find job for this people, they are the one who become soldiers for Boko-Haram, kidnappers and involved themselves in other criminal activities.
“For us as state government, we must continue to govern and these are very serious issues for us.”
He said politicians should conduct themselves during the campaign and avoid using hate speeches, adding that campaign should be issue-based.
Governor El-rufai reiterated his commitment towards ensuring that whoever was found using the social media to incite the killing of people in Kaduna would be brought to book.
“We are determined and we are doing that vigorously. We do not care about what people said, either you call yourselves Bishop, Imam, Sheikh, Chief or District head, we will bring them to justice.
“We are on the trail of those who have done that, some in Abuja, some in Lagos and we will bring them to Kaduna and charge them for hate speeches and we will not politicise it, because the protection of lives and property should never be politicized,” he explained.