Nasir El-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, claimed on Friday that he was not motivated by self-interest in his harsh condemnation of the supposed presidential cabal working against Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the party’s nominee for president.
Shortly after the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and President Muhammadu Buhari met at the State House in Abuja to discuss the redesign of the naira, the governor held a press conference.
In a recent interview with Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, El-Rufai attacked some forces in the executive branch who were supposedly working against Tinubu’s bid for the presidency.
Top members of the ruling party, including the president’s wife, Aisha Buhari, expressed alarm over his remark.
The governor emphasised that his support of Tinubu was not motivated by a desire for a political job.
El-Rufai added that his recent comments were not targeted at President Buhari.
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.
“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, not a human being.”
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