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2019: El-Rufai Allegedly Accuses PDP, Atiku Of Importing Supporters From Niger Republic


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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that majority of the persons who participated in the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally, which was held in Sokoto on Monday were imported from a neighboring country, Niger Republic.

Naija News understands that El-Rufai stated this on Tuesday during the inauguration of his campaign committee in Kaduna.

According to the Kaduna Governor, the PDP brought these people to show that they have supporters and “because Sokoto indigenes refused to attend the rally.” 

He, however, vowed that his governing party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), will not allow looters and criminals return to power in 2019.

“Thieves have ganged up against President Muhammadu Buhari. Yesterday (Monday) they (PDP) went to Sokoto for a rally and brought in people from Niger Republic.

“This was to show that they have crowd because Sokoto people refused to attend.

“Our people should be assured that the very day Buhari will come to Kaduna, all our people that will receive him will be Kaduna indigenes and not people from Niger.

“We will fight for every vote and persuade our people that you will only secure victory for the party you support when you vote on election day,” he said.

Naija News recalls the PDP on Monday launched its zonal presidential rally in Sokoto state for the North-west which was attended by the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, former President Goodluck Jonathan and many other party stalwarts.