APC Is Going To Win The Forthcoming Elections - El Rufai

APC Is Going To Win The Forthcoming Elections - El Rufai

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has revealed that the party will win the forthcoming elections as it is 40 points clear in opinion polls across 27 of the nation's 36 states, Nigerian Watch reports.

He disclosed this on February 24, 2015, Tuesday, at a meeting with the party's members and activists in southeast London. El-Rufai said the PDP is aware of this and is scared of the prospect.

According to him, it is this fear of being kicked out of office that has led the ruling party to postpone the elections in the hope that it can avoid facing the APC in the polls.

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Speaking alongside the APC's national chairman Chief John Oyegun and its publicity secretary Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Mallam El-Rufai said the PDP is trying to do everything it can to avoid the elections. He warned that they will resort to all kinds of tactics to avoid holding the elections as they know they cannot win.

The politician said: "In 27 states, we are 40 points ahead in the polls, which is why they do not want elections. They have tried everything, including seeking to get the readers' cards discarded or to hack into them. 

"They also plan to bribe senators and members of the House of Representatives with N300m (£963,000) and N200m (£643,000) each to get them to vote for postponing the elections for another six months. They are hoping that they can keep postponing it for up to two years claiming that with the presence of Chadian and Nigerien troops in Nigeria, the country is at war and not just fighting an insurgency." 

Adding that he is of the passionate belief that the APC presidential candidate is the only one who can solve the country's woes, Mallam El-Rufai revealed that he was part of an original team set up in 2007 to try and get the general to join the PDP. He added that he and former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission chairman Mallam Nuhu Ribadu wanted General Buhari to take over from former president Olusegun Obasanjo in 2007.

According to El-Rufai, they failed in their bid as General Buhari refused to join the PDP but he stressed that Nigeria needed him badly. Kaduna guber candidate said that only General Buhari could continue the legacy of the Obasanjo administration that had hoped to have had 10,000MW of electricity by the end of 2007 and have built a national railway network by now.

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"For me, leadership is not about age or educational qualifications and I believe General Buhari will rule Nigeria again as he is the only person I can see with the necessary commitment. I knew the PDP were scared he would win when they postponed the elections and I slept well that night," he concluded.

Chief Oyegun added that the APC is now Africa's largest party as it has 12 million registered members and this database will soon be available electronically. According to the APC leaders, one of the first challenges General Buhari would face would be retrieving the billions of dollars stashed away in foreign accounts and he would need the help of the international community to do this.

It would be recalled El-Rufai, the former minister of the Federal Capital Territory and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kaduna, accused Dasuki of being the biggest threat to national security in Nigeria.

Source: Legit.ng

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