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2023: El Rufai ‘Reveals’ His Anointed Successor

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El-Rufai Sparks Reaction With Cryptic Message After Failing To Clinch Ministerial Appointment

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has allegedly picked a serving senator, Uba Sani, as his anointed successor.

According to Daily Trust one of the governorship aspirants in the state made this known on Wednesday, May 4 while also claiming that the governor advised one of his former commissioners who wanted to succeed him to run for Senate instead.

The decision was reached after an extensive discussion with some of the aspirants during which the governor made his choice known to them.

The publication quoted one of the aspirants as saying: “We met for about three hours. Everyone consented to allow Mallam’s decision to prevail. He has chosen Uba as the flag bearer.

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“We need to accept this as the will of Allah SWT and avoid unnecessary back talk. Let’s see how to manage our supporters amicably.”

Meanwhile, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed its presidential aspirants to sign Form 18 attached to the Expression of Interest and Nomination forms.

Naija News reports that the controversial form is tagged ‘Letter of Withdrawal’ and attached to the presidential form sold to the aspirants for N100 million.

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According to The Guardian, the APC said the withdrawal letter must be signed before a Commissioner of Oath/Public Notary before its submission to the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdulahi Adamu. Read more