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Kaduna assembly accuses El-Rufai’s son of attempt to obstruct legislative duties

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has accused Bello El-Rufai, a federal lawmaker of an attempt to obstruct legislative duties. 

Bello, first son of Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of the state and lawmaker representing Kaduna north federal constituency at the National Assembly was said to have sent threat messages to Yusuf Liman, speaker of the house over the establishment of a committee to examine the finances of the state under the administration of El-Rufai.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Suraj Bamalli, the media aide to the Kaduna speaker, said after the committee was established, Bello, in now-deleted posts via X, insulted the assembly and called for a “fight”.

Bamalli alleged that the federal lawmaker also sent “insulting and subtle threat messages” to the Kaduna speaker via his WhatsApp account.

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“Shortly after the establishment of a committee to investigate financial dealings, loans, grants, and projects implementation from 2015-2023 in Kaduna State, Hon. Bello el-Rufai took to social media with two tweets, now deleted, insinuating a call to “fight” and disrespecting the entire legislative arm of government,” the statement reads.

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“Additionally, he sent insulting and subtle threat messages to the Rt. Hon speaker of Kaduna state house of assembly, Hon Yusuf Liman via WhatsApp.

“The screenshots of these tweets and messages have been widely circulated, causing concern among the citizens of Kaduna state.”

Bamalli said it is “disheartening” that a federal lawmaker would resort to such behaviour and attempt to obstruct legislative duties.

He added that the assembly remains committed to serving the people without fear or favour.

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“The members of the Assembly took an oath to uphold the integrity of their office and ensure due diligence in their duties, regardless of any attempts at intimidation or threats,” Bamalli added.

“Threats and intimidation from anyone, including federal lawmakers, will not deter the Kaduna House of Assembly from its pursuit of justice and accountability.”


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