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Politics of Friday, 3 February 2023


Cracks widen in APC over Tinubu few weeks to 2023 elections

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A report by Daily Trust indicates that cracks appear to be widening on the walls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its presidential standard-bearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state and staunch supporter of Tinubu on Wednesday, February 1, let the cat out of the bag.

He said elements within the presidency were working against the presidential ambition of Tinubu.

El-Rufai, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, said those against Tinubu are still aggrieved their preferred presidential aspirant did not win the APC primary election.

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, voiced her support for El-Rufai by sharing a clip of the interview.

Reacting, Dele Alake, the director of strategic communications of the APC presidential council, said: “Asiwaju is the only fruitful candidate and that is why all of them are envious of him. But that has never won them an election and this one won’t be different.”