Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i yesterday said that he does not have a political Godfather hence his detractors should keep quiet and stop peddling unfounded rumours.
El-rufai who spoke with journalists shortly after donating cars to the APC Secretariat in Kaduna State, denied ever having a political Godfather thus: “I don’t have any Godfather, the only Godfather I have is the God Almighty Himself, I have never had Godfather in my political life, I have mentors that I respect. I respect Muhammad Buhari, the leader of our party I worked with General Olusegun Obasanjo. I have great respect for him, even General Obasanjo cannot tell me to do a wrong thing and I will do it, I’m not made like that.”
Taking a peep into the future and the countdown to the 2015 general elections, especially in Kaduna State El-Rufai said that Vice-President, Mohammed Namadi Sambo does not have the electoral value to win the 2015 general elections for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the State.
This is just as he warned against voting for the PDP in 2015, adding that “All those that care about Kaduna State should come together because the enemy is not APC, the enemy is the PDP, we should unite to reject the PDP.”
According to him, “Uprooting an incumbent is not difficult because the PDP did not even win the last elections, it was rigged, the CPC won the last elections and we know what happened, we all know the efforts of militarising the State to write results, we are going to resist that this time around.”
“I have no doubt in my mind that the PDP in Kaduna State is gone. It is just a matter of time. In February 2015 we will prove that. A non performing government that has only made people poor, that have heightened level of insecurity cannot win election. Like the Vice-President that has not even won any elections in his polling unit. So forget about the VP, it is about the people, it is not about big name, title, it is about people and the people of Kaduna State will not vote the PDP whether with the VP or not,” he insisted.
On why he was running for the governorship position of the State, he said, “Kaduna State has gone backward compared to our neighboring States, my state has unacceptable level of insecurity and with those in power appearing not to care. People get killed in this State in their tens and hundreds and the seating government will not even go to console those that have lost loved ones. It is impunity of the highest order.’’