The convener of the protest, Free El-Zakzaky campaign organisation of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) Sheikh Abubakar, on Thursday, said Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a man of integrity, unlike the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai.

 

Recall that the Kaduna State government set seven new conditions to be met before El-Zakzaky could be allowed to travel for a medical trip abroad.

 

But responding to the new developments by the Kaduna state government before it could allow El-Zakzaky on a medical trip abroad, Sheikh Abubakar, maintained that their leader is a man of integrity and who won’t flee the country for whatever reason like el-Rufai did under the late President Umaru Yar’Adua’s administration.

 

Abubakar while responding to questions in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna, told el-Rufai not to use his standard to judge other people.

 

He further stressed that Nigerians knows between El-Zakzaky and the Kaduna State government who has trust issues, but the new condition raised by the government of El-Rufai will not stand the test of time.

 

He added: “The issue is that the judge (Justice Darius Khobo) has already given an order and the Department of State Services, DSS, has already received the order and they will comply with the court order.

 

“We see no reason Kaduna State government will now come up with other conditions. You can see that the state government wants to create confusion in the state and raise unnecessary tension. Their action is an afterthought. Nothing more, nothing less.

 

“If El-Rufai ran away from this country during Yar’Adua’s administration, nobody would say that El-zakzaky will run away from this country.

 

“He is a  bonafide Nigerian citizen. He lives here in Nigeria. He will never go to any country to look for asylum. Why should he look for asylum?

 

“All arrangements are on ground to ensure that he is flown to India where he will be going on medical vacation.”