Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has openly expressed his support for APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential bid.
El-Rufai made the announcement in Kaduna’s Murtala Square, where the APC’s national chairman, backed by former Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, former EFCC boss Nuhu Ribado, and other dignitaries, sought delegates’ support.
Shetimma had already told the delegates that Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Governor of Kaduna State, was “solidly by their side.”
El-Rufai, however, stated during his speech that he would need the backing of delegates from Kaduna State in order to make a choice.
“I want to correct Kashim Shettima because he said the governor is fully with them,” El-Rufai said, adding that he cannot be fully in Tinubu’s corner unless the delegates from the state agree.
“Before we confirm what Kashim Shettima said here, I want to confirm from our statutory delegates. Are you with Asiwaju?” El-Rufai asked, to which the delegates stood in unison, shouting yes.
“Your Excellency, I do what they tell me. They are my bosses. This is how APC in Kaduna works,” he said.