- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has finally cleared the airs on his alleged 2023 presidency aspiration
- While reacting to his posters flooding the FCT, the governor declared that he has been asked to run for the presidency
- El-Rufai, however, denied links with his posters and that of Rotimi Amaechi sighted in Abuja, describing it as waste time and money
Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has distanced himself from the posters of him and minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi flooding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Legit.ng recalls that the 2023 campaign posters of Amaechi and El-Rufai were sighted in Abuja on Tuesday, November 3.
The posters, which did not have logo of any Nigerian political party, have the face of Amaechi for president and El-Rufai as the vice president and bore the inscriptions: “it's time to do more” and “today may not be the best, but tomorrow will be better.”
But speaking with journalists on Friday, November 6, after meeting with the vice president Yemi Osinbajo, El-Rufai denied knowing those behind the posters.
The Kaduna governor also stated that he has contacted the transport minister about the development which he also denied.
"I don’t know who is printing those posters, wasting his or her money printing posters. I heard about them. I called Minister, Amaechi, and asked him whether he knew anything about them; he said he didn’t know.
“I think we need to trace who is doing it and ask that person. I am governor of Kaduna State; I have job to do. I haven’t delivered on the promises I made to the people of Kaduna State. Until I do that I don’t want to discuss anything.”
On whether he would vie for the presidential ticket in 2023, the governor said he has been persuaded to run but he is keen on making history as the best governor of Kaduna.
“I am in politics. People will approach you, but whether they are genuine or not is another matter and whether you are interested or not is another matter."
Meanwhile, Nassiriya Movement, a group which claimed it has members in 21 states, has declared full supports for Governor El-Rufai for the 2023 presidency.
Leader of the movement, Garkuwa Ibrahim Babuga, made this known while addressing journalists on Friday, October 30, amid heightened conversation over who succeeds the incumbent President Muhammadu Buari in 2023.
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