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General News of Friday, 3 February 2023


We'll expose cabal working against Tinubu in the Villa - Governor El-Rufai

Nasir El-Rufai Nasir El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday said he will expose the “elements” in the Presidential Villa who are working against the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to lose the 25 February election.

Mr El-Rufai, in an interview with TVC News on Thursday evening, alleged that the currency swap suddenly introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was meant to incite voters against the APC and was orchestrated by the forces who are bent on ensuring that the APC Presidential candidate loses the election.

The governor said those unnamed people hiding behind President Muhammadu Buhari are pursuing their interests by inciting the voters against the APC by instigating the harsh policy through the currency swap.

“We are not against the policy, cashless is the way to go, but you can’t do it In a few weeks, allow time for every farmer, trader, student, and market woman in the village and to the city to be able to take their money in the banks and get new currencies or take the bullion van to them with the security and change their money

“It is not everywhere that POS work, and it’s not everywhere you have Bank branches, let’s look for reasonable times according to the CBN act before the legal tender seize to exist, the governor said.

He said those people working in the name of the president inflicting pain on Nigerians will be exposed after the election.

“Unmasking them (cabals) is not as joyful as defeating them, they will be unmasked in time. We have defeated them when they wanted their people in the national working committee of the APC, we have defeated them when they wanted their own anointed person to be the presidential candidate without due regard, due process or even respect for those of us who are governors, that put the party together, campaign for it and deliver the election twice.

“We didn’t matter, we are governors and (people saying) governors are corrupt, they are bad, meanwhile, none of them has contested an election and won an election and if they did they won’t win.

“I have been elected twice with over a million votes as governor of Kaduna State, I can claim to speak for the people, (but) none of these (cabals) can. We will come to the Unmasking stage this is not the stage, the stage now is to draw the attention of Nigerians that there are elements that are doing this and they don’t mean well to our party, they want to incite voters against our party so that we lose the election.

“Now once Nigerians know that they will know where the funny decisions are coming from and once the election is done and settled, by the grace of God in about three weeks and I am confident, we are not sleeping, we are going to work hard until 27 February when the election results are out and by the grace of God Bola Tinubu is elected and other candidates of the APC, then we will unmask them (Cabals),” he said.