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El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by REALretep(m): 11:13pm On May 01

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, may have caved in to pressure from some Nigerians who opposed his being listed as a speaker at the 2021 edition of The Platform, an annual conference organised by the Senior Pastor of the Covenant Christian Centre, Lagos, Poju Oyemade.

The programme was themed, ‘Is Devolution of Powers The Solution To Nigeria’s Problems’.

The programme featured speakers including Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah; former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka; ex-President of Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa Agbakoba, amongst others.

However, El-Rufai, who was announced as one of the speakers at the event, was conspicuously absent from the programme on Saturday.

Efforts to get the comments of the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the governor, Muyiwa Adekeye, proved abortive as calls to his line were unanswered and he was yet to respond to a text message sent to his line by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

Also, the organisers of the programme did not give any reason why El-Rufai was not present at the event.

Some Twitter users had kicked against the choice of El-Rufai as a speaker on The Platform when the flyer inviting people to the event went viral with the governor as one of the speakers.

I mean anyone, putting El-Rufai on their platform is someone you should not trust and stay far away from.”

@Favbreed1 also stated, “Dear @pastorpoju, NBA withdrew the invitation for @elrufai the governor of Kaduna State. Please recall that Southern Kaduna Christians were slaughtered under his watch with little or no help for them. The Church of Christ should not have him on their stage #BoycottThePlatform

Last August, the Nigerian Bar Association withdrew its invitation to El-Rufai, following protests from some lawyers. The lawyers had faulted the NBA for inviting el-Rufai, citing his alleged poor human rights record and his inability to stop the killings, particularly in southern Kaduna.

https://punchng.com/el-rufai-absent-from-the-platform-after-public-outrage/

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by REALretep(m): 11:14pm On May 01
The power of social media

Serves him right.

I believe the organizers of the event must have pleaded with him not to honour their invitation so as to save him the embarrassment of publicly withdrawing their invitation just like NBA did

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by InaNla(f): 11:15pm On May 01
the man should go and rescue the kidnapped school children...

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Hashabiah: 11:16pm On May 01
Mallam El-Rufai despise Christians and their gatherings. He would rather shake hands with a pig than attend a Christian function

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Xhuntra: 11:18pm On May 01
Serves the midget devil of a terrorist right. May Allah scatter his wrinkled scrotum there, Amin

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Amaechi2023(m): 11:27pm On May 01
Xhuntra:
Serves the midget devil of a terrorist right. May Allah scatter his wrinkled scrotum there, Amin

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Henry22(m): 11:27pm On May 01
A terrorist can not address is....

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by viyon02: 11:28pm On May 01
He is one of the carbal, but there is no peace for the wicked.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Xhuntra: 11:28pm On May 01
Amaechi2023:

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

Common gerrout from here. What acts and actions made shekau a terrorist?

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by ImmaculateJOE(m): 11:53pm On May 01
The midget chance of becoming the vice to our beloved Osinbago is slimming by the day.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Supan(m): 12:14am On May 02
The short mallam should be directing boko haram, bandits and the Fulani herdsmen terrorizing southern Kaduna on where next to attack.

Him, buhari, pantami and all other silent boko haram members hiding in government will rest in Hague after their tenure.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by 1MCN: 12:20am On May 02
I would have been most disappointed if El-Rufai had defied the protest to turn up.

Why would a prime and cutting-edge Christian political crusade like The Platform even attempt to invite such a despica.ble cocoyam like El Rufai?

What nonsensical political correctness? In fact, for not openly and publicly deplatforming him as the NBA did last year following a outrage organizers of the program have lost me, yes small me.

Of course, to you it takes nothing away from him. Yes. But it takes everything away from us if he appears in such hallowed rostrum to pontificate his senseless and terroristic verbiage.

And by the way, this is the very last of such invitations any one of them will receive in Nigeria before the boundaries are redrawn and everyone will return to their different countries to go and talk their trashes.

By this time 2023 Yemi Osinbanjo would have first received his passport and visa before he'll visit Kano, Kaduna, Abuja, etc.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by immortal2: 5:08am On May 02
How true is it that this man passed a law banning Christians from playing christian music in their cars and shops? Can someone help clarify on some of El-rufais anti-christian policies?

I know he is directly and indirectly responsible for the genocide of the Southern Kaduna Christians, but the general issue of his anti-Christian policies is not too clear.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by helinues: 5:50am On May 02
Best decision..

Matured one indeed

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by UncleSnr(m): 6:04am On May 02
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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by DropsMic(m): 6:05am On May 02
Confam

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by poppingtags: 6:06am On May 02
Maybe he went to Owanbe
Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by nairalee(m): 6:06am On May 02
This is reminiscent of the NBA saga. I hope this will make him change from his anti people policies

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by GloShare(m): 6:06am On May 02
Amaechi2023:

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

You must be joking

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Racoon(m): 6:06am On May 02
NBA public event-El Rufai rejected.The Platform even-El Rufai also rejected.Someone that is an irredeemable bigot and ethno-religious supremacist champion? Let your real life speak for you.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by BruncleZuma: 6:07am On May 02
grin grin grin grin
Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Icumsa45(m): 6:07am On May 02
The body bags governor? Una no know say this guy and pantami dey the same WhatsApp group.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by Tab4kids(f): 6:08am On May 02
He should be ashamed of himself for wanting to go in the first place with all the things going on his state, and he’s giving the public an I don’t care attitude

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by oilking: 6:08am On May 02
Ok
Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by 1bunne4lif(m): 6:08am On May 02
GOOD! The Voice Of The People Is Heard. If the Masses Can Have One Voice, I Strongly Believe We can To An Extent Dictate To Our Leaders.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by nairalee(m): 6:09am On May 02
Amaechi2023:

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

1) He made insensitive statements like saying "If Jesus criticizes Jonathan’s govt, Maku/Abati/Okupe will say he slept with Mary Madgalene.”….LWKMD..." Knowing fully well that a Christian cannot make such a reference with Prophet Muhammed

2) Against the norm he selected a Muslim as his running mate so we have Muslim as governor and Muslim as deputy governor in kd

3) Killings and kidnappings are taking place in Southern Kaduna on daily basis without any solution and it's even hushed, u Don't hear it on the news anymore

4) His son made a rather unsavory comment against Igbo mothers yet he's shielded and not even tried for hate speech

5) After criticizing Jonathan for inability to rescue chibok girls, now it's he's turn and he's vowed never to negotiate with bandits thereby infuriating the bandits and now they seem to be daring him.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by konfused: 6:13am On May 02
Amaechi2023:

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

Choosing a Muslim deputy in a state like Kaduna

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by obami007(m): 6:13am On May 02
Amaechi2023:

as though he has something to lose.
I repeat what act and actions makes elrufai a bigot?
what has he done or say that invites religious sentiment to his reputation?
don't just parade the forum calling him a bigot, give reasons or proofs to this..

.

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Re: El-rufai Absent From The Platform After Public Outrage by gboyetade: 6:15am On May 02
You should check yourself when everyone starts complaining

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