Abuja-Kaduna railway: “Facts cannot be debated" El-Rufai fires back at Ben Bruce


The Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai has replied the Senator representing Bayelsa east, Senator Ben Murray Bruce over his recent comment on who should be given credit for the Abuja-Kaduna railway.

President Muhammadu Buhari recently commissioned ten new coaches and two locomotives in Rigasa, Kaduna State.


The lawmaker said this in response to the governor’s reaction to his first tweet that the immediate past President, Goodluck Jonathan should be honoured for the success of the railway.

He wrote, “Your dislike of the late Yar’adua may have clouded your judgment. I made no mention of the ‘Abuja light railway’.

“My tweet referred to the Abuja-Kaduna railway which IS a product of the Jonathan administration. I am happy to publicly debate this with you.”

El-Rufai while reacting to Bruce’s tweet said, “Facts cannot be debated. Opinions are free. While the Obasanjo administration was conceiving the rail modernization programme, Sen Ben-Bruce was organizing beauty contests and Jonathan was a deputy governor. I am not cluelessly common-sensical!”
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