Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said he’s not supporting the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Party (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu for selfish interests.
El-Rufai reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari was not the objective of his recent remarks.
He also bragged about not needing a godfather because of his influence in Nigerian politics.
Shortly after the Progressive Governors Forum members met with the President at the State House in Abuja to discuss the new naira policy, the governor spoke in his native dialect.
Speaking at the State House, he said: “I am not criticising Buhari. I have never criticised Buhari. I am only criticising those around him who do not tell him the truth, who do not tell him the challenges that the people are facing because of these policies.
“We support the President’s policies because we know the real reason why he is implementing them. But these policies are not being carried out correctly and they are not telling him that.
“That is why those of us who really love the President are telling him the truth. Not those who are trying to use him. And the President knows that.”
The governor argued that his outspoken support for the APC flagbearer is not to lobby to be a godson under any prominent figure.
“Which godfather am I looking for? Tinubu is our candidate and we want him to win. But I am telling you now that I am not looking for an appointment. I swear I am beyond needing a godfather.
“I am not looking for work or money. I look up to God for everything I am looking for, not a human being.”
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