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Channels TV Interview Reveals El-Rufai’s Inaccurate Statements

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, sparked controversy when he appeared on Channels Television.

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He said that some people in Aso Rock were working against the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election.

El-Rufai claimed that Aso Rock “cabals” are opposed to the presidential ambitions of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, candidate of the APC.

He also made multiple claims relating to his state and Nigeria during the interview.

Battabox fact checked the accuracy of some claims, and our findings revealed exaggeration and falsehood.

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Speaking during the interview, the governor, while reacting to the criticism that followed the award of a government contract to the speaker of the Kaduna House of Assembly, said “members of the legislature are allowed to have their own businesses.” 

Battabox findings, however, revealed that this is false, as Section 6(b) of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and Tribunal Act, an act of parliament backed by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, states that public servants are only allowed to engage in and take part in running a farm, either subsistence or commercial.

Meanwhile, sections 2 (a) and (b) of the fifth schedule to the 1999 constitution, only provides an exemption for public officers who are employed on a part-time basis.

During the same interview, El-Rufai claimed that “Kubau local government is larger than Anambra state.”

But according to data, Anambra is twice the size of Kubau. While Kubau local government in Kaduna is 2,363sqkm, Anambra is 4,865sqkm.