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Ben Murray-Bruce & El Rufai in war of words over Abuja-Kaduna Railway Construction

On January 5, President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Abuja-Kaduna light railway lines inKaduna state. shortly after the photos of his train ride with Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El Rufai surfaced on the social media, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce called out President Buhari on Twitter and instructed him to thank former President Goodluck Jonathan GEJonathan  for the train ride he enjoyed in Kaduna, as they haven’t forgotten that the achievement was ENTIRELY the handiwork of the Jonathan’s government. El Rufai in a swift gave him an epic reply and the war of words ensued.

Sen. Ben Bruce: "I hope President @MBuhari remembers to say thank you to former President @GEJonathan  for the train ride he enjoyed in Kaduna. Some of us haven’t forgotten that that achievement was ENTIRELY the handiwork of the Jonathan government. Nigeria should give honour to whom honour is due."

El Rufai: "Wrong Distinuguisnhed Senator! The Obasanjo administration which Jonathan was not part of, designed, raised the financing and started the EPC of the Lagos-Kano dual track-standard gauge rail system, and the Abuja Light Rail. Yar’Adua-Jonathan stalled both projects for two years!"

Sen Ben Bruce: "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: "There is nothing to debate. 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!" ~ Nasir

Sen Ben Bruce: "Dear Gov, no need for insults. Construction on Abuja-Kaduna rail began on February 2011 and ended on December 2014. Jonathan built it. These are facts. Yes, I held beauty pageants and produced the first Black Miss World which you and I should be proud of."



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