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2023| I’m tired of Politics, won’t be Amaechi’s Running Mate- El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said he is tired of politics and will like to rest after stepping down next year.

The former FCT Minister was responding to questions asked him on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

El-Rufai who denied rumoured making the rounds on social media that he’s going to run for president or be Rotimi Amaechi’s running mate, said he will only consider these options if President Muhammadu Buhari persuades him to do so.

Amaechi and El-Rufai.

“I’ve said over and over that I’m not a contestant for any office. I’m not aspiring for anything. If Governor Rotimi Amaechi is interested in running for any office, he has the right to do so. But I’m not running for anything and I’m not going to be on his ticket,” he said.

“That would be a different conversation. I’ll explain to him why I don’t think it’s a good idea but of course, if he insists, I will. But I’m tired .

“I’m physically tired because I do take my work seriously. The last eight years, I’ve worked myself flat out and I’m not young anymore.

“I’ll be 63 next year. So I prefer to look at other options to contribute to the development of my country but of course I didn’t want to run for Governor but the President insisted so if he insists that I do something I have so much regard for him and his judgement that I’ll do it even reluctantly.”

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