Ahead of the presidential election later this month, the crisis bedevilling the ruling All Progressives Congress seems to have aggravated as major actors are now willing to go for broke.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday lashed out at the Aso Rock “cabals” he believes are opposed to the Presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election.
El-Rufai said he and other Tinubu loyalists will fight took and nail to ensure the materialisation of the former Lagos State governor presidential aspiration.
El-Rufai had sparked a controversy on Wednesday when he said some persons in Aso Rock were working against Tinubu.
While responding to a question in a yet to be fully released interview with BBC Hausa, El-Rufai said, “Respecting people is not fear, I swear we don’t fear anyone in this country, so we are not fearful, we respectful but if you show us you are not an elder, I swear we will fight you.”
The governor’s latest comment was shared on social media ahead of the full release.
El-Rufai spoke in apparent response to the “Villa elements” he referred to in the Channels interview
When he appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme on Wednesday, El-Rufai said persons who backed a different aspirant in the APC presidential primaries are now hiding behind President Buhari to pursue their interests.
“I believe there are elements in the villa who want us to lose the election because they didn’t get their way; they had their candidate. Their candidate did not win the primaries. “
“They are trying to get us to lose the election, and they are hiding behind the president’s desire to do what he thinks is right,” he had said.