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Godfatherism: El-Rufai Denies Attacking Tinubu

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El-Rufai: No regrets tackling godfather of Lagos politics

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has denied attacking the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The governor made this known when he received 121 members-elect, who were on consultation tour of Northwest to canvass support for Speakership candidate, Fem Gbajabiamila.

El-Rufai was accused of referring to Tinubu when he called on Lagos to defeat the state’s godfather.

Reacting, the governor said it was not directed at Asiwaju Tinubu, adding that what he said was that he has a template that was used to retire some politicians in Kaduna State.

According to El-Rufai, “That was not an attack on Asiwaju, it was a generic statement, but the whole thing took a media frenzy because to some people Asiwaju is a meal ticket.

“Let me tell you, because of that, some people started confessing to me that Asiwaju should be dealt with.

“They said Asiwaju wants to finish you, he has been abusing you, we should finish him by finishing his man, Femi.

“But I told them that this is not about Asiwaju but President Buhari and I will fight it with the last drop of my blood. I told them to change their mind. 

“I went to Asiwaju and told him that we will do what we can to make this project a success”.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.