- Bola Ahmed Tinubu might already be coasting to victory ahead of the 2023 presidential election in Nigeria
- This follows a recent declaration made by governor Nasir El-Rufai in total support of Tinubu's presidential candidacy for the 2023 polls
- Seeking support from All Progressives Congress delegates in Kaduna state, El-Rufai said he is with the party's national leader in his political ambition
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday, May 12, threw his full support behind the presidential aspirations of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
The governor in a swift political move openly declared his total support for Tinubu ahead of the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.
He made the declaration while speaking at the Murtala Square in Kaduna where the national leader of the APC, accompanied by the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu and other dignitaries campaigned for support from party delegates.
Addressing the delegates earlier, the former Borno state government has assured the crowd that their state governor (El-Rufai) was solidly by their side.
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In his reaction, El-Rufai noted that would need the support of the Kaduna APC delegates to take a decision on the 2023 presidential candidacy.
“I want to correct Kashim Shettima because he said the governor is fully with them."
The Kaduna state governor added that he could not do it (support Tinubu fully) all by himself unless the delegates from the state agree.
“Before we confirm what Kashim Shetima said here, I want to confirm from our statutory delegates that are you with Asiwaju?”
With the delegates having responded in unison, to El-Rufai's question, the governor continued:
“Your Excellency, I do what they tell me, they are my bosses. This is how APC in Kaduna works."
Bukola Saraki gives bit by bit details of how he out-smarted Tinubu to become Senate president in 2015
An aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 presidential election had explained why it is important for him to emerge as the party's flagbearer.
Bukola Saraki said that he has all the attributes needed by any candidate to out-smart the former Lagos state governor Bola Tinubu in the race.
According to Saraki, the defeated Tinubu in 2015 to become the Senate president and would not hesitate to do the same should PDP give him the opportunity.
Betrayal or not? Jonathan's former VP reveals his preferred 2023 presidential candidate, gives reasons
Namadi Sambo, who served as the vice president of Goodluck Jonathan had described Bukola Saraki as the best candidate to lead Nigeria.
Sambo made the description during a meeting with delegates and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state.
According to Sambo, Saraki is a young, organised and vibrant team player who would perform above standards as a president of the country.