Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State while speaking at a webinar in commemoration of the 63rd birthday of the Minister of Interior, ex-Governor Rauf Aregbesola, allegedly said that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is not his man.
El-Rufai noted that Aregbesola remain his man any day, but not the former Lagos Governor.
“I want to congratulate my brother, Ogbeni (Aregbesola), on his birthday. You know I’m your man any day. I’m not Asiwaju’s man and you are Asiwaju’s man, but I am your man any day. Asiwaju and I have differences but you and I have no differences,” the Kaduna State Governor stated at a webinar tagged ‘Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola Colloquium 2020,’ with the theme, ‘Government Unusual: Innovative economic solutions to unlock mass prosperity.’
This is not the first time El-Rufai openly expressed his disagreement with Tinubu. Naija Buzz News had reported how El-Rufai said that he would teach Lagos how to sack the political godfather of Lagos State.
Tinubu, who is a former Governor of Lagos State, is well known to be the political godfather of Lagos. His influence is believed to spread not just in Lagos but also across the entire South-West. He is also one of the top APC heavyweights.
El-Rufai is also no doubt a top APC heavyweight and a very intelligent politician.
Many believes the differences between them is ahead of the 2023 Presidential Election. Tinubu and El-Rufai although they haven’t declared their intention to contest in 2023 are speculated to be interested in contesting for the Office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
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