NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Co- Chair and member, House of Kaduna Family- Kaduna state peace commission, Apostle Emmanuel Kure has announced his resignation over the religious discriminatory comments by the immediate past governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasiru El- Rufai, in a viral Video.

Kure noted that the yet -to- be refuted discriminatory outburst against a faith, by the former governor is inimical to the vision and mission of establishing the committee/ commission and also goes contrary to his belief and the fairness that his faith proclaims.

In a statement on Sunday, Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Nuhu Kure, further lamented how the laudable committee may have “being set up to serve a diversionary interest”, while calling on the new government to do the needful to discountanance El- rufai’s views and build mutual trust and peace across faiths in the state and country.

” In the backdrop of the viral video statement credited to His Excellency, the now defunct Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (which he is yet to openly deny) in which he openly thanked one religion over the other and explained why his government discriminated against one side and his wish that the Muslim-Muslim ticket and religion be entrenched as the sole ruler over Nigeria, which is contrary to my belief and the fairness that my faith teaches me and that, I think, the Peace Commission stands for.

” I hereby tender my resignation as both Co-Chair and Member of this laudable Committee because it is clear that we were set-up to serve a diversionary interest and that we were not meant to succeed.

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” This may explain why the governor never executed any of our suggestions from our several parleys with him.

” I cannot in good conscience serve in a committee that will promote the disharmony, and the further disintegration of our great nation. More so, it is clear that this explains why he arbitrarily proscribed the Atyap Development Association to send warning to the other associations in Southern Kaduna that the same fate awaits them if they try to bring the plight of Southern Kaduna people to the rest of the world.

” My prayer is that the current government will do things to heal the wounds that this grave statement has brought to Southern Kaduna people and its inappropriate message to all Christians in Nigeria.

” I also pray that the Federal Government will find a way of discountenancing his views in other to maintain peace and mutual trust between the religions in the country.
I thank the Peace Commission for the opportunity to serve and to get to know closely the wonderful Muslim leaders with whom I served in this great committee.

” I will always have respect for them and the wonderful job we set out to do, and the sacrifice we all made to try to bring peace, and assure the people of the integrity of government to which I regret today to announce following the speech of His Excellency, that we have been taken fora ride.

” l am available to serve in any capacity that will promote sincere peace in any future proper platform with sincere intentions.

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” I commend the maturity and hard work of the leadership of the Peace Commission from the Chairman, to the Vice Chairman and all the Secretariat staff in their sincere work for peace.

” I will continue to be the bridge of peace between Muslims and Christians in Southern Kaduna and the whole nation and be available to serve in any capacity that will forge the unity of Nigeria. May God raise for us leaders who will truly help us find true peace.

” God bless you all and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” the statement added.


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