“I Can’t Retire To National Assembly Because I Can’t Function There” – El-Rufai


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has revealed why he doesn’t want to contest for a senatorial senate at the end of his tenure.

Speaking on Monday, El-Rufai said he doesn’t intend to retire to the legislature as most of his colleagues do because he can’t function there.

The governor made this revelation while he spoke as the Chairman of the distinguished parliamentarians lecture series of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies in Abuja.

He said he doesn’t have the patience to be a legislator, noting that it required hard work of lobbying colleagues for bills and motions. According to him, it is difficult to manage in the legislature because everyone is equal, unlike in the executive where one is required to manage only their subordinates, hire and fire at will.




The governor noted that “I can never function in the legislature. The hard work required to lobby your colleagues for bills and motions to be passed is what some of us do not have and cannot stomach.

“In the Legislature, all are equal and it is difficult to manage equals. In the Executive, it is easy, because it is easy to manage your subordinates. I can hire and fire, but that is not the same with the legislature.

“I can never retire to the legislature because I cannot function there.”



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