-Atiku brought El-Rufai from “nowhere to limelight”
Muhammadu Abdullahi Sugar, Political aide of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has alleged that Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State is fighting the former VP through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
Sugar’s made the allegation in reaction to the termination news of Atiku’s Intels Nigeria Limited’s Boats Pilotage Monitoring and Supervision agreement entered with NPA, stating that it is the “handiwork” of El-Rufai.
Sugar said, “Intels is a legitimate company doing legitimate business based on agreement with the NPA.
“We know too well that this is the handiwork of El-Rufai; but we want him to remember that even his boss, in the person of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, tried to pull Atiku down when they had issues but the former vice president came out stronger.
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“All efforts to paint him (Atiku) black with false allegations of corruption failed, and this one too will go the same way by Allah’s will,” he said.
Sugar further reminded El-Rufai that Atiku brought him from “nowhere to limelight.”
The politician said, “Atiku started this company from a container in 1982 and today it has become one of the companies to reckon with in this country; employing thousands of Nigerians. Therefore, rather than trying to edge him out of business, he should be commended,” he said.
“He brought out his resources in 2015 to support Buhari and the APC in all elections. But when the government came on board, he was not given any ministerial slot or any appointment to nominate any of his supporters, yet he kept quiet and now you are paying him with this? It’s unfortunate,” Sugar added.