Former Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said yesterday that he deliberately shunned response to critics of his book, The Accidental Public Servant because many of them have not read it.
While stating that the critics of his book – which has generated a lot of controversy – could attack him on pages of newspapers and electronic media, he added that “the criticism is immaterial because they cannot deny the facts as stated in the book because they actually happened”.
El-Rufai, who spoke during the public presentation of his book in Lagos said, “The book is my contribution to the development of the country, because over 70 per cent of the nation’s population who are below 35 years are yet to experience good governance. There is a lot to write about what has been going on behind the scene at the corridors of power in Abuja.
“I could have written about the number of girlfriends these people have because it would sell and it will expose them the more. But, I deliberately left such issues out of the book because I believe it is a personal thing. Such issues are between them and their God, but how the nation was led by our leaders is one issue we should not be afraid to discuss. In fact, I’ve tried just five chapters of the original manuscript and I will still write more books,” he said.