The senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has called on Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai to leave teachers and run after herdsmen who are terrorising the state.
Mr. Sani in a statement released on Thursday berated President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting El-rufai’s plan to sack teachers in the state, describing his support for the sack as ‘tyranny’ and ‘facism’ against the workers.
The lawmaker further condemned the Kaduna government over its decision to ban peaceful protest of the workers but yet find it hard to clampdown on herdsmen and kidnappers in the state.
“President Buhari’s misinformed support for Elrufai’s sack of Kaduna teachers after an illegal and premeditated sack of Kaduna Teachers emboldened tyranny, aided fascism and abetted arbitrariness of the governor against workers in the state,” he said.
“I wholeheartedly support the rights of Kaduna State teachers and workers to embark on strike and hold peaceful rallies and procession.
“The state government has no constitutional rights to ban peaceful protest or intimidate or blackmail workers using the police.
“Sponsored pro-government protest has been organised on many occasions by the state government and its agents. Why should workers be denied the rights to protest?”
“Mr El-rufai should order the police to go after Herdsmen and Kidnappers that had made Kaduna State their national headquarters and not after unionists, activists, journalists and perceived critics of his administration. Mr El-rufai, if you are really brave and courageous, go after herdsmen and kidnappers and not workers and teachers,” he said.